‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ gets third season, new show runner on Starz

"Da Vinci's Demons" will return for a third season on Starz.
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As Starz’s Leonardo Da Vinci drama “Da Vinci’s Demons” approaches its second season finale, the premium cable channel has renewed it for a third season.

Along with the renewal, the channel announced a behind-the-scenes change. Series creator and show runner David S. Goyer is handing the reins over to new show runner John Shiban, whose past credits include “The X-Files,” “Breaking Bad” and “Hell on Wheels.”

Goyer, who is also involved with the big-screen “Man of Steel” sequel tentatively titled “Batman vs. Superman,” will remain on the series as an executive producer.

The show’s second season has expanded the scope of the story beyond Rennaisance Italy and taken it to South America, where young Da Vinci encounters the kinds of Incan death traps usually reserved for Indiana Jones.


Tom Riley plays Da Vinci, as a young and passionate free thinker.

The show’s second season finale will air May 31. The third season will likely air sometime in 2015.