If you followed along with the first season of Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons, you may have been left in a state of wound-up exasperation following its overstuffed finale, which crammed a metric ton of twists and turns into its running time. Good news arrived about five months back, though, when Starz made the shrewd gamble to renew the series for a second go-round; this past Friday, even better news hit as New York Comic Con got into full swing and a teaser trailer for the next installment of Da Vinci’s Demons – seen above – went online.
Appropriately enough, it’s also packed to the gills with story material, sights, and sounds, but maintains a high capacity for content without ever really saying anything direct about just what the heck it is that showrunner David S. Goyer has in store for his audience this season. Business as usual, then, which may be taken as a good sign both for fans of the show and for Starz itself; they’re running low on original programming, and if they can keep up their momentum with Da Vinci’s Demons, then their historical fantasy could become one of the most important entries in their rotation.
What we do know about season two – at least gathering from this trailer – is that everything’s going south, literally. Da Vinci and co. are packing up and making the journey to South America, well on the path of the Book of Leaves, in the aftermath of the Pazzi’s violent conspiracy against the ruling Medici family; the Vatican also appears to be up to no good, though precisely how all of these elements intersect with one another isn’t made especially clear in the footage here.
So while there’s quite a lot for viewers to see, there’s little and less explained, which is likely for the better – the show’s mysteries should stay mysterious before its premiere, after all. (Though does the new setting give anybody else a certain Indiana Jones vibe?)
All that’s really missing now is a release date; the clip tells us 2014, but politely refuses to get any more specific than that. When in 2014 will this start off? If Da Vinci’s Demons‘ history tells us anything, it’s that the series could kick off again in April, which is when it debuted this year. But this is just speculation, and we’ll all have to wait patiently for official word from Starz as to when they plan on getting things started with everyone’s favorite historical inventor once more.
The second season of Da Vinci’s Demons will air in the Spring of 2014.