James (“Damien”) will star as his brother Giuliano.Shooting on the €24 million ( million), eight-episode, series gets underway in Rome on August 24.During his time there, he attended Crown Point Elementary School and then Fletcher Middle School, before attending Madeley High School in Madeley, England.
As Lorenzo, his brother, and Botticelli set about trying to make Florence a great financial and cultural center, they face off against the Pazzi family, and Pope Sixtus IV, played by Raul Bova (“Alien vs. Sean Bean had already been announced as the Medici family’s nemesis Jacopo Pazzi.
Other key cast members for season two include Julian Sands (“Gotham”) as Lorenzo and Giuliano’s father, Piero, and Sebastian De Souza (“Crossing Lines”) as their friend, Sandro Botticelli.
The sophomore season of “Medici” is set 20 years after the events of the first.
His breakthrough came in 2008, when he was cast as Prince Arthur, who later becomes the legendary King Arthur, in the BBC One fantasy TV series Merlin.
The show was also a consistent hit series in the US; its first season was shown on the broadcast network NBC and its second, third, fourth, and fifth seasons on NBC's affiliate cable network Syfy.