After just a single episode, HBO has decided to renew horse-gambling drama Luck for a second season. The show, the product of creator David Milch and director Michael Mann, debuted to a total of 3.3 million viewers, which is likely the source of the confidence that inspired HBO's early renewal.

The cast, lead by Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, will begin production for the second season come the end of February, a decision driven in part by the "small window it has to film at the Santa Anita racetrack" where much of the show is shot, according to Deadline.

"We couldn’t be more thrilled with the critical response to this beautiful piece of work,” said HBO executive Michael Lombard, “and we are very excited about where David and Michael plan to take these incredible characters.”

[via Hitfix]