Starz Entertainment has ordered a 10-episode second season of the original drama series Boss, before the series has even premiered, which will happen October 21 at 10PM ET/PT on STARZ.

Produced by Lionsgate Television and created by Farhad Safinia (Apocalypto), the drama stars Kelsey Grammer headlining his first dramatic series. The premiere episode also marks the television directorial debut of acclaimed filmmaker Gus Van Sant. Over the course of its eight-episode first season, Boss follows Chicago Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer), who holds sway over just about everything in his city. When faced with a terrible secret that threatens to topple his power, his true character is revealed: it's not power that drives Tom Kane, but his fear of losing it.

Production on the second season of Boss is expected to begin early 2012.