'Da Vinci's Demons' is renewed for a third season

John Shiban is to serve as showrunner of the historical, fantasy series.
By Karen Butler   |   May 7, 2014 at 11:46 AM

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., May 7 (UPI) -- The historical fantasy series Da Vinci's Demons -- starring Tom Riley as the titular artist and innovator Leonardo da Vinci -- has been renewed for a third season, Starz announced.

The X-Files veteran John Shiban will join the drama as executive producer and showrunner for Season 3, while series creator David S. Goyer will continue to serve as executive producer.

"We're excited to continue Leonardo da Vinci's adventures with a third season of Da Vinci's Demons with John Shiban joining the ranks as executive producer and show-runner," Carmi Zlotnik, managing director of Starz, said in a statement Tuesday. "David S. Goyer's vision of da Vinci's journey continues to entertain fans, taking them deeper into the world of Da Vinci's Demons where there is still much more story to tell.”

"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. "I've been a fan of John's work for some time and I'm excited to add his voice to the mix."

"I'm thrilled to be joining the amazing creative team behind Da Vinci's Demons," said Shiban. "Starz and Adjacent [Productions] have given us an amazing playground to play in -- I can't wait to dig further into the untold history of Leonardo da Vinci."

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