Starz Quickly Renews Da Vinci's Demons for Season 2

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.


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i hope journey towards book of leaves is their next step, so that they can take us to other part of world than florence and hope lucriza will also accompany davinci in his journey.i loved the season 1 completely because it portraits raw essence of true human nature and emotion & for that. thank u them and expecting season 2 soon
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The writers have confirmed that season 2 will have ten episodes, instead of eight.
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I know the decision comes very early, and they might regret it...
But to me: It's pretty good news!
Already fallen in love with Da Vinci...
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I'll admit that I prepared to not enjoy this, and I was right to prepare. This is snugly in the Camelot / The Tudors / The Borgias vein of pompy, preening, mamb-pamb and I just can't do it. I can barely take it from GoT, and I still haven't started its new season. From the first episode of Demons, however, I do expect it to do about as well as The Borgias.

I miss Boss. :(
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Real quick, I'd just like to say that I think Bear McCreary is the John Williams of the now.
DaVinci's title theme is brilliant in the vein of "The Shape Of Things To Come" & it drove me to go back & appreciate his overall style. Y'all would do well to take the time to re-listen to his work from Battlestar, Human Target, Walking Dead, The Cape, Defiance, Sarah Connor, ect.
IMHO, the Dude knows his shit, makes great music & deserves the nod
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Starz cancels Camelot

Starz cancels Boss...

But Starz Renews Da Vinci's Demons... great... who care ...

F*CK Starz !!!!
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Doesn't really make sense to renew it after one week. Big ratings in for the first week just means they did a great marketing job and it had a great lead in w the Spartacus finale. There's no telling how many of those viewers are gonna come back.
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I honestly think renewing a show so early in its season is a good move for Starz. I know there was a time a few years ago where three of the four new shows I started watching were cancelled within half a season and this left me and a few of my friends gun-shy to get into new shows. By renewing a show so early, it may actually help ratings for people who worry about new shows being one and done with no wrap up.
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I think a lot of people just sat around impressed by the series finale they just witnessed to change the channel or were waiting for the 2nd airing of "Spartacus". It will be very interesting to see the numbers this week in 'Spartacus's time slot. It was better than "Camelot" but that isn't very difficult to accomplish. The exposition in the premiere episode was the necessary information that dragged the proceedings so hopefully 2nd epi will move better. It was nice to see "GoT" recently departed "Lommy" in the cast.
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To put it in context though, I believe the first "season" is only 8 episodes long so this renewal is just like the usual full season orders that network shows get.
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the first episode was ok. It had enough to keep me watching for now.
Boss was great show and i am still pretty bummed about it's cancellation.
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This was fast and may be they're going to be sorry for such a rush decision.
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Fast-forwarding through the premiere, I think the gorgeous Laura Haddock was in it for less than 10 minutes, which bummed me out. I still can't get over the fact that Da Vinci is basically portrayed as Batman here and is also bisexual. WTF? Only on Starz...
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I like it, but I am very upset you brought up Boss. I am still mourning over that show being cancelled... Sad Face
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yep... me too... i am disgusted ...
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Great, the more Laura Haddock (my new TV crush) the better! And the show is quite good too. Screw historical accuracy. If I want that I watch the History Channel.
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Wow, that was fast. But I'm happy with this.

About the historical inaccuracy, if it bothers you, this show is not for you. If you don't mind pretending this is an alternate reality version of events and there is no discernible link between Leonardo Da Vinci and this guy we're watching on camera besides them being ambidextrous, drawing a bunch of stuff and inventing crazy things, you'll probably like this show. :)
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Despite featuring more Pope penis than absolutely necessary (which would be NONE), and all the historical accuracy of a mid-90s Sam Raimi/Rob Tapert collaboration (seriously, the kite scene reminded me of the occasional Sorbo-directed episodes of Hercules, where Herc would accidentally invent a sport), I did enjoy the pilot. So I guess I'm happy.
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I saw the premiere and it was pretty interesting. The guy playing Da Vinci did a helluva job. I'll keep watching for now.

The ratio of male to female nudity was a little disheartening, but everything else was pretty good.
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Glad to hear it, the show is off to a solid start in my opinion and Starz must have something cool on Friday nights.
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Well it's not bad for a steampunk series to get already renewed for a second season. If there was any subject for this sub genre of SF to develop into TV land this must be it. It will give the writers time to really plot the series into hopefully the best it can. If they don't take this chance to excel, then shame on them.
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Expecting historical accuracy from anything Starz is just foolish. Given that, Da Vinci' Demons is a good, entertaining (BEAUTIFUL) show.
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the story of spartacus was accurate to what historians know about spartacus.
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The story was... The depiction though.... Starz stories are usually relatively accurate with the base story, but they change quite few things to make it more marketable. Spartacus (lots of blood in the original story) is more marketable as it is than Da Vinci's life.
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It was pretty good.
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o_O? Umm....well then. The pilot was really good, I must say. So.....good move? Makes me wish The Secret Circle had been on Starz......*sigh*.......
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You mean you wanted The Secret Circle with lots of violence or nudity on the part of the junior witches? Because that's what you'd get on Starz. In that case I might even like the Secret Circle then.
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Oh man, that'd be TV's best new show!
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Hahaha! Hilarious! I do have to say, I saw the first episode and I thought it was quite alright. I mean, as long as you know what to expect. It's Starz, so, that would be: sex, nudity, violence, over-the-top plot twists, non-realistic storylines, pure fun. I expected that when I tuned in. And I got just that. Thank you Starz!
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Completely agree with you ! If I may, you forget great acting from Tom Riley (Leonardo Da Vinci) and not so much nudity for nohing which makes a refreshing change ... And the fact that Da Vinci is gay which is not shown here, sadly.
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He did make a comment about that male model being easy on the eyes, but, as the internet is fond of saying, "not sure if serious."
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Yeah, that "tic" that he displays with his hand... It looks completely real and eerie. And it's only the first episode, the gratuitous nudity might still make an appearance :-).
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