‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ Renewed, With ‘X-Files’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ Vet as Showrunner

Starz gives show a third season

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

Starz has announced a third season of David S. Goyer‘s drama “Da Vinci’s Demons,” and announced that “X-Files” and “Breaking Bad” veteran John Shiban will take over as the showrunner.

Shiban will also serve as an executive producer. During his stint on the celebrated Fox series, he wrote or co-wrote more than twenty episodes and served as executive producer. He joined AMC’s “Breaking Bad” as a consulting producer in its second season, writing several episodes of the acclaimed series. “Breaking Bad” was created by fellow “X-Files” vet Vince Gilligan.

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Shiban also served as executive producer and showrunner of AMC’s “Hell on Wheels.”

Goyer (The “Dark Knight” trilogy) will continue to serve as executive producer on “Da Vinci’s Demons,” which follows the “untold” story of genius artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci during his early years in Renaissance Florence.

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“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 showrunner,” said Carmi Zlotnik, managing director of Starz. “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,” said Goyer. “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 have given us an amazing playground to play in — I can’t wait to dig further into the untold history of Leonardo da Vinci.”