Starz will bid farewell to its trademark drama series "Spartacus" on Friday, April 12, while welcoming what it hopes will be its next original hit.
 
The cable network announced on Saturday (January 5) that "Spartacus" will wrap its three-plus season run at 9 p.m. on April 12, concluding the "War of the Damned."
 
That same night, at 10 p.m., Starz will premiere "Da Vinci's Demons," from creator David S. Goyer.
 
"Da Vinci's Demons" stars Tom Riley as the Renaissance scholar-artist-inventor [Starz adds "swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist."] Laura Haddock, Elliot Cowan, Blake Ritson and Lara Pulver co-star. Starz calls it "a historical fantasy."
 
Starz has set the first season of "Da Vinci's Demons" for an eight-episode run.