Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth for himself and his family.Created By: Neil Jordan |
Specials 2011 | 1 Episodes
The Borgias - premiered on March 31, 2011
Season 1 2011 | 9 Episodes
The Borgias - premiered on April 03, 2011
Pope Innocent VIII dies. Rodrigo Borgia wins election as Pope Alexander VI by bribing enough of the cardinals to vote for him in conclave. Alexander "packs" the College of Cardinals with 13 new members, including his son Cesare. He then tries to contract an alliance with the powerful family of Cardinal Ascanio Sforza, one of his two original rivals for the ...
Season 2 2012 | 10 Episodes
The Borgias - premiered on April 08, 2012
Having survived the French invasion with his Papacy intact (just barely), Alexander VI containues to advance his agenda. But the Sforza family continues to thwart him, leading him to make physical war upon them. Nor has Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere given up trying to rid the Vatican of Alexander. Having failed to depose the Pope legally, Cardinal della Rovere plots ...
Season 3 2013 | 10 Episodes
The Borgias - premiered on April 14, 2013
Alexander VI survives Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere's assassination attempt, because his daughter Lucrezia knows how to treat catarella poisoning. Alexander's war with the Sforza family continues and escalates. Alexander now plots to turn the Papacy into an explicitly hereditary office.
|Jeremy Irons||Rodrigo Borgia|
|François Arnaud||Cesare Borgia|
|Holliday Grainger||Lucrezia Borgia|
|Joanne Whalley||Vanozza Cattaneo|
|Colm Feore||Giuliano Della Rovere|
|Peter Sullivan||Cardinal Ascanio Sforza|
|Lotte Verbeek||Giulia Farnese|
|Vernon Dobtcheff||Cardinal Versucci|