This is a show about one of the most important family's in western civilization. The Medici were a powerful banking family. In fact, they were the most powerful bankers in all of Europe during this time. Not only did they fund the Italian Renaissance, but their massive economic power as bankers to the pope, created economic opportunity for ordinary people. At it's heart, it's a drama, a love story, and murder mystery about a son who gave up his dreams to be an artist so his fathers vision for the family could be fulfilled.
Strong characters like Contessina
The Medici made a lot of sacrifices to build the civilization we have today. Annabel Scholey does a good job portraying the character, Contessina. Richard Madden does a good job portraying Cosimo De Medici. Even though Richard Madden looks nothing like the real Cosimo, he does a good job embodying Cosimo's pious and wise character.
It's shot on location in Italy
This is one of the real shooting locations.
If you love art, architecture, and history, you'll binge it.
The Medici were patrons of art and the show makes that very obvious.
It's been called perfect for people who don't like historical fiction.
No one knows how Gioivanni De Medici died, so the producers took the liberty of asking, "what if he was murdered?" There is no evidence saying that he was murdered but going on this route, makes it a good show for people who don't like historical fiction.
7 million Italians can't be wrong
This show was a huge success in Italy and averaged 7 million viewers a night. In Italy, it's become the 2nd highest-rated in two years and it trended on social media worldwide, every night it was shown.
Also, the man who played Walder Frey from Game of Thrones is Cosimo's (Richard Madden) father-in-law. Enjoy the trailer below. Also, the show was confirmed for a second season.