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The Borgias (2011 - 2013)

The Borgias (2011 - 2013)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Series Info

Historical drama about the infamous Renaissance-era Italian family, one of whom became head of the Catholic Church as Pope Alexander VI. His son Cesare was the subject of Machiavelli's classic "The Prince."
Creator: Neil Jordan

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Critics Consensus: Jeremy Irons inspires fealty from the Vatican and television audiences alike in The Borgias' explosive final season, fictionalizing Renaissance history with the vivacity of a freshly-painted Fresco.

2013, Showtime, 10 episodes

Critics Consensus: The Vatican's resident schemers have a renaissance of their own in an improved sophomore season, with a more intriguing focus on political machinations both within the Catholic Church and the Borgias family.

2012, Showtime, 10 episodes

Critics Consensus: It's deliberately paced and its characters might be too unpleasant for some, but The Borgias is a lush period drama with high production values and intrigue to spare.

2011, Showtime, 9 episodes


Jeremy Irons
as Rodrigo Borgia/Pope Alexander VI
Holliday Grainger
as Lucrezia Borgia
David Oakes
as Juan Borgia
François Arnaud
as Cesare Borgia
Aidan Alexander
as Joffre Borgia
Lotte Verbeek
as Giulia Farnese
Colm Feore
as Cardinal Della Rovere
Derek Jacobi
as Cardinal Orsini
Peter Sullivan
as Cardinal Sforza
Sean Harris
as Micheletto
Simon McBurney
as Johannes Burchard
Gina McKee
as Catherina Sforza
Steven Berkoff
as Savonarola
Ronan Vibert
as Giovanni Sforza
Julian Bleach
as Machiavelli
Ruta Gedmintas
as Ursula Bonadeo
Vernon Dobtcheff
as Cardinal Versucci
Michel Muller
as Giovanni Sforza
Ivan Kaye
as Duke Ludovico Sforza
Sebastian De Souza
as Alfonso of Aragon
Jesse Bostick
as Antonello
Elyes Gabel
as Prince Djem
Augustus Prew
as Prince Alfonso
Edward Akrout
as French Captain
Jemima West
as Vittorio/Vittoria
David Alpay
as Calvino
Luke Allen-Gale
as Fredirigo
Mattias Padin Varela
as King Ferdinand
Emmanuelle Chriqui
as Princess Sancia
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Series Details

TV Network: Showtime
Premiere Date: Apr 3, 2011
Genre: Drama
Executive Producers: Neil Jordan, Sheila Hockin, Michael Hirst, James Flynn, John Weber
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