Starz’s ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ Renewed For Second Season

On the heels of its strong premiere last Friday, Da Vinci’s Demons, Starz’s new series from David Goyer, has been given a second season pickup. The historical fantasy about the young years of world’s greatest genius, Leonardo da Vinci (Tom Riley), drew 1.04 million viewers for its debut behind the series finale of Spartacus. The Da Vinci’s Demons opener was watched by more than 2.14 million total viewers over the weekend, making it the highest-rated premiere weekend ever for a Starz original series, edging Camelot (2.09 million). Starz had already made preparations for a potential second season, so production is expected to begin pretty soon, next month, for a 2014 premiere. ’Da Vinci’s Demons’ serves up action, adventure and history in a unique and highly entertaining way that only someone like David S. Goyer can,” said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht. Added Goyer, “I’m excited that we get to continue the adventures of the world’s most eccentric and glorious polymath.” (more…)

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