Just days after its Starz premiere, Da Vinci’s Demons has been renewed for Season 2, the network announced Wednesday.
“I’m excited that we get to continue the adventures of the world’s most eccentric and glorious polymath,” series creator David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel) said in a statement. “Long live Leonardo and thanks to Starz for helping to make it happen.”
As Goyer previously shared with TVLine, with renewal comes the chance to lay first eyes on Leonardo’s most famous work. “We could see The Mona Lisa as soon as second season, if we go a second session,” he said. Even though that portrait wouldn’t be painted for quite some time given the series’ 1477 setting, “I’m a big fan of nonlinear storytelling,” he noted.
More than 2.14 million total viewers sampled Da Vinci’s Demons during its premiere weekend, making it the highest-rated launch ever for an original Starz series.
Production on Season 2 expected to begin in Wales in May 2013, with an eye on a 2014 premiere. Season 1 is currently airing Fridays at 9/8c.