British actress Laura Haddock is set to co-star opposite Tom Riley in Starz’s upcoming original series Da Vinci’s Demons. Written by David S. Goyer, Da Vinci’s Demons is a historical fantasy, following the “untold” story of the world’s greatest genius Leonardo da Vinci (Riley) during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence. Haddock will play Lucrezia Donati, the mistress of Lorenzo Medici and da Vinci’s lover.
Graham Greene (Dances With Wolves) has joined the cast of Syfy’s upcoming drama series Defiance. Set in the near future, Defiance introduces a completely transformed planet Earth, inhabited by the survivors of a universal war. It centers on Jeb Nolan (Grant Bowler), the law-keeper in bustling frontier boomtown Defiance that is one of the new world’s few oasis of civility and inclusion. Greene will play Rafe McCawley, a self-made success who owns and operates the largest mine in the territory. However, Rafe’s status as the richest and most powerful human in town comes with a price, as he struggles to navigate both familial and political alliances in this precariously assembled new world.