HBO has renewed its newsmagazine Vice for a second season of 12 episodes to premiere in 2014, the network announced on Thursday.
Hosted by Vice founder Shane Smith, the series looks to cover stories often overlooked by the mainstream media. Vice premiered in April and airs on Fridays at 11 p.m. following Real Time with Bill Maher.
HBO expanded its order from eight to 10 episodes two weeks into its run, after its second installment drew 931,000 total viewers, up 78% from its premiere. Vice’s first season finale on June 14 will be devoted exclusively to its recent trip to North Korea.
The series is executive produced by Maher, Smith and Eddy Moretti; BJ Levin is co-executive producer and Fareed Zakaria is consulting producer.