In 2016, audiences were introduced to the Medici family, the renowned banking dynasty, in Renaissance Florence.
Medici: Masters of Florence saw Richard Madden (Bodyguard) star as Cosimo de Medici as he succeeds his father Giovanni (Dustin Hoffman) as the head of the bank, the richest in Europe at the time, as he fights to preserve his honour.
Season two, Medici: The Magnificent, is set two generations later, telling the story of Cosimo’s grandson Lorenzo de Medici (Daniel Sharman). Now season three continues Lorenzo’s story, focusing on the Pazzi conspiracy that saw an attempt to assassinate Lorenzo and his brother Giuliano, orchestrated by the Pazzi family, led by Jacopo (Sean Bean).
In this DQTV interview, Big Light Productions CEO Frank Spotnitz and creative director Emily Feller discuss their partnership with Rome-based Lux Vide to produce the series and how it mixes a variety of genres, from historical and family drama to muder mystery and conspiracy thriller.
Medici is produced by Lux Vide and Big Light Productions for Rai in Italy and Netflix.