Need an incentive to catch up on Medici, Netflix’s period drama about 15th century Florence? How about two: Bradley James and Daniel Sharman will star in the second season.

Set 20 years after the first season of Medici: Masters of Florence, season 2 follows a young Lorenzo the Magnificent and his brother Giuliano as they seek to make the iconic Italian city a financial and cultural hotspot in a quickly developing, early Renaissance-era Europe.

Via Variety, we’ve learned that Daniel Sharman (Teen Wolf, Fear the Walking Dead) will star as Lorenzo, the nephew of season 1 lead Cosimo, with Bradley James (Merlin, Damien) playing his brother Giuliano.

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Gotham‘s Julian Sands plays their father Piero, Sarah Parish plays their mother, with Sean Bean as the villainous Jacopo Pazzi. Alessandra Mastronardi, Sandro Botticelli and Raul Bova also star.

An Italian-British production (which is presented as a Netflix Original in the U.S., the U.K., Canada and other international territories), Medici: Masters of Florence is created by Frank Spotnitz and Nicholas Meyer.

Its first season starred Dustin Hoffman and Richard Madden, and has been generally well-received. It is available to stream on Netflix now.

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Reclaiming my Time: cutting down on Fall 2017 TV

Fall can be the most overwhelming time of year with back-to-school, work, and holiday preparations that can leave anyone desperate for a relaxing break. On top of that, keeping up with an innumerable amount of new and returning television can add to that sensation and instead rob viewers of their valuable recreation time. With that in mind, I’ve decided to drop a couple of series from my current, packed line-up of Fall 2017 TV and instead focus the series I anticipate most on a weekly basis.

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October 7, 2017
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