Medici: Masters of Florence is an Italian-British television drama series about the Medici dynasty set in 15th-century Florence, starring Dustin Hoffman as Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici, Richard Madden as Cosimo de' Medici, and Stuart Martin as Lorenzo de' Medici (The Elder). The series was co-created by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files and Man in the High Castle) and Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan). Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (The Pillars of the Earth) directed all eight episodes. Episodes 1 and 2 aired on Rai 1 (Italian TV) on 18 October 2016. According to Italian ratings compiler Auditel, it attracted a record 7.6 million viewers. The first season consists of eight episodes.
The show has been renewed for a second season, with Sean Bean appearing as Jacopo de' Pazzi. It is broadcast in several countries around the world, on SFR's premium SVOD service Zive in France and Sky 1 in Germany. Netflix carries the show in the US, Canada, Argentina on Fox Premium, the UK, Ireland and India. In Australia, the series was broadcast by SBS. In Portugal, the series was broadcast by RTP1.