The Second Season of Leo Da Vinci, the animated TV Series is about to set sail, created by Gruppo Alcuni and steered by an exceptional co-production with RAI Ragazzi, Hessischer Rundfunk/ARD and Cosmos Maya, directed by Sergio Manfio.
This brand-new installment of Leo Da Vinci’s 52 original 13’ CGI adventures begins in the summer of 1468 during the European Renaissance, where we find our beloved characters again, now turned 16.
The remarkable boy-genius Leo and buddies Lisa, Lollo and Bianca de Medici, head on a thrilling yet dangerous journey trailing a mysterious legendary ruby much coveted by Lorenzo de Medici, thanks to a description in a manuscript of Marco Polo’s Travels. The road to Augusta, Germany from Florence, passing through Venice, will be paved with imaginative, exhilarating escapades and feats, along with little known fact-based narratives, historically accurate characters and, of course, Leo Da Vinci’s extraordinary inventions which will more than often save the day.
Leo Da Vinci 2 follows on the heels of the extremely successful 1st season, with ongoing high ratings in Italy, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Greece and Hungary, and the award-winning feature Leo Da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa distributed in theatres in over 80 world countries.
RAI Ragazzi’s Luca Milano comments: “Leo Da Vinci is one of those rare series that has entertained and amused children and older kids in these past few years, with an imaginative story contained in a historically accurate context. It’s an incredibly valuable series for many platforms, but especially for a public broadcasting network. That’s why RAI Ragazzi is very pleased to launch this second season, along with Gruppo Alcuni and the other co-producers, which promises to be quite thrilling traveling around 15th Century Europe!”
HR Producer Patricia Vasapollo adds: “After the impressive success of the first season, ARD and Hessischer Rundfunk are honoured to be part of the new adventures of Leo, Lollo and Lisa on their journey through Europe. It will be a pleasure to continue our collaboration with Gruppo Alcuni and RAI. German children are looking forward to new episodes.”
Cosmos-Maya CEO Anish Mehta concludes: “We are delighted to see the stellar response Leo and his posse have received from kids across Europe, leading to the show getting greenlit for and awaiting a 2nd season release. Leo Da Vinci ratings and creative edge are a testament to the potential of such internationally co-produced animation projects that result in stories that involve creative capabilities from across the globe and are culturally transmutable. My thanks and best wishes go out to Gruppo Alcuni, Rai Ragazzi and all our broadcast partners in Europe. We’re sure Leo Da Vinci will see much more reach globally as a brand property in the time to come.”
“Leo Da Vinci is one of those rare series that has entertained and amused children and older kids in these past few years, with an imaginative story contained in a historically accurate context. It’s an incredibly valuable series for many platforms, but especially for a public broadcasting network.”
Director of RAI Ragazzi