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David Goyer Gets Jonathan Hickman & Matt Fraction For Da Vinci's Demons

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Posted by: Matt McGloin, Editor/Publisher
created 04/18/2013 - 3:16pm

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7022 David Goyer's new hit show on Starz, Da Vinci's Demons, that saw over 2 million viewers for the first episode as well as has already been renewed for a second season will see the likes of comic book scribes Jonathan Hickman and Matt Fraction write two episodes for Season 2.

David Goyer, who created the series as well as directed the first two episodes of Da Vinci's Demons, contacted Hickman and Fraction out of the blue.

Goyer is a huge comic book fan and previously said he was a big fan of Fraction's Fantastic Four as well; now he announces on his blog the news about Hickman and Fraction coming onboard for a pair of Da Vinci's Demons episodes.

Hey, all, nerd-gasm here.  One of the best parts of this job is that you occasionally get to call up people you admire out of the blue and ask them if they want to play in your sandbox.  Sometimes, they say “yes”.  So…

I managed to convince Starz and the powers that be to hire Matt and Jonathan on to write two episodes of Season 2 with our trusty staff.

In case you don’t know who Hickman and Fraction are — they are comic gods in the indie and Marvel world.

Jonathan kicked holy crap out of Fantastic Four for a number of years and is currently writing The Avengers.  He’s also done some incredible indie books through Image like Pax Romana and The Manhattan Project.

Fraction inherited the two FF books from Hickman and also writes the Eisner-nominated bookHawkeye, which pretty much redefined the super-hero genre.  He also created the quirky indie book Casanova.

Goyer also asked Thomas Pynchon, but the noveleist turned down the offer.

Da Vinci's Demons airs Fridays at 10pm ET on Starz starring Tom Riley as Leonardo Da Vinci.

 

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