Starz upheld its reputation for having the itchiest of show-renewing trigger fingers today, needing all of one ratings report to deliver good news. The cable network ordered a second season of its new series Da Vinci's Demons less than a week after the period drama's debut. Season 2 is expected to premiere next year.
To be fair, Da Vinci's Demons rocked it in its first week, setting a new Starz record for most-watched premiere with 2.14 million viewers over multiple airings. But sheesh, maybe don't seem so overeager next time, Starz! Remember, this is the same network that renewed Boss for a second season before the first season ever aired.
Da Vinci's Demons depicts the "untold" (i.e. "fake") antics of Leonardo Da Vinci as the young artist and inventor gallivants around Renaissance-era Florence on various adventures. Reviews have been mixed, with some citing historical inaccuracy as a problem and others enjoying the all-out zaniness.
Da Vinci's Demons airs Friday nights at 9pm on Starz.