The drama – from David S. Goyer, co-writer of “The Dark Knight” trilogy and “Man of Steel” – centers on Italian artist and Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci’s early life. 18-year-old Vlahos plays Nico Machiavelli, who was considered the father of modern political theory. His character is described as follows:
When we first meet Nico he is a carefree teenager and devoted apprentice to his maestro, Leonardo da Vinci.
When not with da Vinci, Nico is often found with their mutual friend Zoroaster, who undoubtedly has a less wholesome influence on him. They both agree that following da Vinci’s lead may get them into trouble, but in Nico’s case, it’s worth it as long as he gets to spend time with Vanessa, of whom he is especially fond.
Unfortunately, the danger that comes with being da Vinci’s apprentice rears its head and his outlook on the world continues to darken as the series progresses.
The cast also includes Tom Riley as da Vinci, Laura Haddock, and Blake Ritson.
Vlahos previously appeared on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” and in the film “Anna Karenina.”
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