Medici: Masters of Florence (Netflix)

Genre:  Drama, Family
Running Time:  60 min.
VOD: December 9, 2016 - December 9, 2016 (Netflix)

Current rating: Rating: 3.29
based on 108 votes and 31 reviews
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Cast: Richard Madden, Dustin Hoffman, Stuart Martin, Annabel Scholey, Guido Caprino, Brian Cox


Set in 15th century Florence, this political drama series follows Cosimo "The Elder" de' Medici (Richard Madden) as he is elected head of the Florentine Republic. Due to his father Giovanni's (Dustin Hoffman) mysterious death, he has also inherited the family business — Banco Medici or the Medici Bank.

Weaving between the present in 1434 and 20 years prior, Medici: Masters of Florence explores Cosimo's struggle to grasp his sudden influx of power, while also taking a look back at the ruler's early childhood with his father and brother Lorenzo "The Elder" (Stuart Martin).

Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
Studio: Netflix
Producer(s): Luca Bernabei, Matilde Bernabei
Screenplay: Nicholas Meyer, Frank Spotnitz

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  • 5 stars "Loved every second. Can't wait for season 2."
  • 5 stars "I loved this! It demonstrated the internal struggles, and the external struggles with breath taking scenes of Florence. Richard Madden's performance was spectacular!"
  • 4 stars "I enjoyed the season particularly the strong women Cosimos wife of one determined lady and all the politics and backstabbing is awesome. Very entertaining . Love it when the women drive and the men think they are . That's always fun to watch"
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