James Hibberd
February 06, 2013 AT 03:21 PM EST

Starz’ upcoming original series Da Vinci’s Demons has a marketing poster that draws upon the genius of its hero Leonardo da Vinci.

The drama series stars Tom Riley as the famed artist and inventor, re-imagined as near-super-human character. The steely image highlights Riley and imaginative wings resembling da Vinci’s famed sketches.

“Leonardo was a transformational figure,” says series creator and writer David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight). “The original Renaissance man. The kind of genius that only emerges every thousand years or so. What I like about this image is that it embodies a lot of the show’s themes. It’s aspirational. The triumph of the human spirit over ignorance and repression, the audacity of imagination.”

Da Vinci’s Demons premieres Friday, April 12 following the series finale of Spartacus: War of the Damned. Here’s your first look:

And for those who missed this last month, here’s the show’s trailer:

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