Da Vinci's Demons: Riley again tackles the role with earnestness

A lovely new review for the Da Vinci's Demons season 2 DVD release in Australia, has been shared on this website.  

David Goyer's historical/fantasy series depicting the swashbuckling exploits of young Renaissance genius Leonardo get's even crazier in its second season. When we last saw Da Vinci (Tom Riley) he had a cannon aimed at him, as battle raged between the Medicis of Florence and the agents of Rome, led by the ruthless Girolamo Riario (Blake Ritson).

When the smoke finally clears, Leonardo sets sail for an uncharted continent (South America) in search of the mysterious Book of Leaves, and things turn decidedly Indiana Jones-ish. There are revelations aplenty this season concerning Da Vinci's mother, the Sons of Mithras and The Book of Leaves, and Riley once again tackles the role with an earnestness that belies the often outlandish events. If you like Sherlock, Game of Thrones and The Borgias, you need to watch this.

Da Vinci's Demons: season 2 region 4 DVD release July 2nd

A number of Australian websites have the Da Vinci's Demons season 2, region 4 release listed for Wednesday 2nd July 2014 - FilmInk, EZYDVD, DVD Land and Sanity.com. A few even have small cover art images for the DVD. It is difficult to tell if there are any extras to be included in this Australian release. 

There is no date yet for the US region 1 release, and UK fans must wait until April 2015 to watch on DVD. 

Doctor Who: series 8 broadcast date & SFX article

The BBC announced the broadcast date for Doctor Who series 8, which means we have an idea when Tom's episode 3 will air in the UK and US. Series 8 episode 1 starts on August 23rd 2014 - with episode 3 hopefully airing on 6th Sptember 2014. It seems that BBC America broadcasts the show on the same day as BBC One in the UK.

An article in the latest SFX magazine (August 2014), now on sale, looks at the new series, and includes a small photo of Tom on set. The SFX website has more details about each episode.

Episode Three Writer:
Mark Gatiss (his seventh story for the show)

Paul Murphy (Wizards Vs Aliens, Brookside, Casualty)