New CW Series: Freddie Highmore in “Leonardo” Pregnancy Comedy “Bump”
The CW adds a pair of very different series to its roster: Leonardo, an Italian period drama about the secrets of Leonardo da Vinci, and To bump, an Australian comedy about teenage pregnancy.
An eight-part series, Leonardo “Follows da Vinci as he becomes an unprecedented genius [and] renowned polymath whose work has upset the established order, ”according to the official logline. “His restless curiosity oscillated between the arts, science and technology, driven by a deep quest for knowledge and determined to unravel the mysteries of the world around him. The series unveils the enigma of this extraordinary man, through an unprecedented story of mystery and passion.
The hour-long drama stars Aidan Turner (Poldark) in the title role, with Freddie Highmore (The good doctor) like Stefano Giraldi and Mathilde de Angelis (The defeat) like Caterina da Cremona, among others.
And then there is To bump, a half-hour Australian comedy-drama about Oly (played by Nathalie Morris), a 17-year-old student with an ambitious 10-year plan: “good grades, international relations at a university, working for the UN , save the world. “But Oly’s plan starts to fall apart when she suddenly goes into labor, and she’s doing it the only way she knows.” If she doesn’t recognize the baby, then she doesn’t. to recognize how irrevocably his life has changed, “the official login line reads.
To complicate matters further, Oly’s boyfriend is not the baby’s father. It’s about Santi, who happens to be Oly’s mom’s job crush son. Oh, and did we mention that Oly and Santi’s parents work at their school? It’s messy! What unfolds is a complicated journey for the families of Oly and Santi, who were already falling apart before this new baby came on the scene.
Leonardo and To bump are the latest additions to The CW’s growing list of international acquisitions. Other series include supernatural drama Coroner, the thriller by Patrick Dempsey Devils; What we do in the shadows spin off Wellington Paranormal, and the action drama Tom Welling-Brendan Fraser Professionals.
Premiere dates and other lineup information will be announced at a later date. Do you like any of these international acquisitions? Leave a comment with your thoughts on Leonardo and To bump below.