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Starz must be impressed with the second season of Da Vinci’s Demons because the cable channel has already renewed David S. Goyer’s historical fantasy. Breaking Bad and Hell on Wheels veteran John Shiban will join the series as showrunner and executive producer.
“I’m very proud of this modern take on the endlessly fascinating Leonardo da Vinci — everyone from the writers, directors, cast and all the crew have been invaluable and will continue to be for what we have ahead,” Goyer said in a statement. “I’ve been a fan of John’s work for some time and I’m excited to add his voice to the mix.”
The series stars Tom Riley as Leonardo Da Vinci in a fictionalized account of the life of the artist and inventor.
Da Vinci’s Demons airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Starz.