Writer/producer David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel) is a busy man. With Constantine, Sandman, and the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, currently titled Batman vs Superman all in various stages of development, his DC cup runneth over.
His Starz series, Da Vinci’s Demons, will also begin its second season on Saturday, March 22 at 9pm. IGN sat down with Goyer to talk about what we can expect from the series’ sophomore season.
IGN TV: In Season 1, Da Vinci was sort of wrestling with the idea of potential demonic possession, but then he found a rational explanation. But he seems to have found things in the Vatican archives that defy explanation, so how are things going to play out Season 2? Is there going to be a hint at some level of actual mysticism?
David Goyer: Yes. I think Arthur C. Clarke said — I’m paraphrasing badly — that any future technology that was revealed to people of today would be perceived as magic. So there are definitely going to be things in this show that are beyond Leonardo’s ability to explain. Are they magic or some kind of future science? I think we want to ride that razor’s edge between the two. I like the idea of never completely telling the audience one way or another. It’s interesting, I think that Da Vinci started off very devout, and then in the middle of his life had a lot of doubts. Then at the end of his life — which is sort of the trajectory that a lot of people take — he became more devout. I don’t know that I believe in the supernatural. I’m not sure. I’m basically an Empiricist. I’m fascinated by the supernatural, but I’m not sure that I believe in it.