The settings of Starz’s series “Black Sails” and “Da Vinci’s Demons” are separated by an ocean and a few hundred years in time, but they are both very much in keeping with the Starz brand of highly charged period dramas.
The cable channel released trailers for Season 2 of “Demons” and the inaugural run of “Black Sails” at New York Comic-Con on Friday. Both are full of men declaiming about destiny and honor, battle scenes and steamy sex.
“Da Vinci’s Demons” picks up with Leonardo (Tom Riley) working to defend Florence against the machinations of Rome while searching far and wide for the Book of Leaves and his own history. It’s set to return in the spring.