Starz renews "Da Vinci's Demons" for a second season

Tom Riley stars in "Da Vinci's Demons." Starz

Way to go, Leo.

After airing just one episode of the series, Starz has decided to renew "Da Vinci's Demons" for a second season.

"We are excited to bring the next chapter of Leonardo da Vinci's adventures to audiences around the world," Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said in a statement Wednesday.

"Da Vinci's Demons" was created by David S. Goyer, the writer who came up with the stories for each of the films in Christopher Nolan's highly successful Batman trilogy.

The new Starz series takes a dark look at the famed Italian artist during his 20s. English actor Tom Riley stars in the title role.

The show's debut episode (and the only one to air so far) brought in record ratings for the premium cable network -- 2.14 million total viewers tuned in during its opening weekend, becoming the highest-rated premiere weekend for a Starz original series.

Production on season 2 is slated to begin in May, with shooting scheduled to take place in Wales, U.K.

The second season of "Da Vinci's Demons" is excepted to air in 2014.

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