Peter Hoar has most recently finished directing The Last Kingdom for Carnival Productions. He was the Producer/Director on Season 3 of the Starz series Da Vinci's Demons having directed 5 episodes of Season 2.
Before that, Peter launched detective drama Shetland for ITV Studios/BBC, starring acclaimed Scottish actor Douglas Henshall, which premiered to almost 7 million viewers. He also worked with ITV Studios as lead director on crime drama Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn. Peter was hand-picked by Mistresses co-creator SJ Clarkson to take over as the director of the UK series for the BBC and went on to launch the second season of the show.
Peter also directed the mid-season finale of Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes To War which was the highest requested program on the BBC iPlayer. He directed the closing block of Five Days II, the sequel to the BAFTA nominated original series written by Gwyneth Hughes.
Prior to that, Peter directed Breaking the Mould, a single film for the BBC about the discovery of penicillin starring Dominic West. Peter has also directed the opening block of the second season of Silk starring Maxine Peake and Rupert Penry-Jones as well as episodes of Spooks and Wire in the Blood.
The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci and his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, lover and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality so strives to predict the future, and ultimately reinvent it.