In 2012, Leland joined the Showtime series The Borgias as co-showrunner and executive producer (alongside Neil Jordan, whom he had worked with on 1986's Mona Lisa), writing the last five episodes of its second season and directing its last two episodes. He described his stint as co-showrunner and executive producer as a "hands-on" experience and having to commit to extensive research on the Renaissance.
After the death of his friend George Harrison, Leland was closely involved in the former Beatle's memorial, Concert for George, and directed a cinematic documentary of the night to be put on general release, the DVD of which went platinum. The documentary also won a Grammy Award. His latest project is the Dino De Laurentiis produced Virgin Territory, which is scheduled for a theatrical release in September 2007.
David Leland is married to Sabrina (whom he met in Italy during the shooting of "Decameron") and has five children from his previous marraiage: Chloë (seen in Wish You Were Here and a producer by herself), Abigail (seen in Wish You Were Here), Rosie, Jacob (seen in The Land Girls), and Grace (seen in The Land Girls).