Type
Scripted
Premiered
Apr. 03, 2011
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
Showtime TV Network

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The Borgias

THE BORGIAS will be a complex, unvarnished portrait of one of history's most intriguing and infamous dynastic families. The series begins as the family's patriarch Rodrigo (Jeremy Irons), becomes Pope, propelling him, his two Machiavellian sons Cesare and Juan, and his scandalously beautiful daughter, Lucrezia, to become the most powerful and influential family of the Italian Renaissance.

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03x10 The Prince Aired: Jun. 16, 2013

Alexander and Cesare are reconciled at last, and the Pope reveals that the Papal Armies have been strengthened and re-equipped with the money …

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The show had 3 seasons and 29 episodes air between 2011 and 2013.

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'The Borgias' is Cancelled by Showtime After Three Seasons.
Showtime's period drama The Borgias won't get to see its natural end. Showtime has cancelled the series, based on the titular historical family, after three seasons, bringing the show's run to a close just one year earlier than planned. The Borgias series finale, "The Prince," will air on the 16th June 2013 on Showtime.

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  • Goof (factual errors): Caterina Sforza's eldest son's name was Ottaviano, not Benito. None of her sons were named Benito; in fact, Benito is not even an Italian name, but Spanish. The most…
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    Goof (factual errors): Caterina Sforza's eldest son's name was Ottaviano, not Benito. None of her sons were named Benito; in fact, Benito is not even an Italian name, but Spanish. The most prominent Italian named Benito, Benito Mussolini, was named after Mexican president Benito Juarez.
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  • The Borgias were also the subject of Mario Puzo's novel The Family, and were the inspiration for the Corleone family in his best known novel, The Godfather. Rodrigo became Vito, Cesare became…
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    The Borgias were also the subject of Mario Puzo's novel The Family, and were the inspiration for the Corleone family in his best known novel, The Godfather. Rodrigo became Vito, Cesare became Michael, Juan became Santino ("Sonny"), Jofre became Fredo, and Lucrezia became Connie.
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  • Originally, season 1 was going to have ten episodes, but according to Neil Jordan they ran out of money and had to adapt to nine.
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