Showtime’s The Borgias is Coming to an End

Francois Arnaud and Holliday Grainger in 'The Borgias'

Francois Arnaud as Cesare Borgia and Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia in 'The Borgias' - Photo: Tamas Kende/SHOWTIME

The Borgias will air its final episode on June 16, 2013 at 10pm on Showtime. Although originally planned for four seasons, the series will end at the conclusion of season three which has been averaging 2.4 million viewers. And over its three season run, the show’s earned 10 Emmy nominations.
Created by Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire, The Crying Game), The Borgias explores one of the most intriguing families in history. Jeremy Irons stars as Pope Alexander VI, the leader of the Borgia family, with François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley, Lotte Verbeek, Sean Harris, Thure Lindhart, Gina McKee, Peter Sullivan, Julian Bleach and Colm Feore in supporting roles.
“It has been an honor to work with the great Neil Jordan and the incomparable Jeremy Irons on The Borgias,” stated David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc, announcing the finale of the series. “Neil has written nearly every episode of this series himself. His extraordinary storytelling combined with Jeremy’s fascinating portrayal of the infamous Pope Alexander VI, has made for truly outstanding television that will live on. I look forward to future collaborations.”
“I never thought I would make a cable series and have enjoyed every minute of it,” added series creator and executive producer Jordan. “For a variety of reasons we won’t be doing a fourth season, but, ‘The Prince’ [the final episode], when I wrote it and shot it, did seem like the end of a journey for the family. Whatever bonded them as a family dies in this episode, and the center of the drama for me was always the family. I want to thank Showtime and David Nevins for their unstinting support over the last three years, and look forward to working with them in the future.”
Details on The Borgias Final Episode:
Filmed entirely on location in Budapest, the series’ final episode finds Alexander (Irons) and Cesare (Arnaud) reconciled at last, and now ready to take their first step towards their ultimate goal: to create a hereditary kingdom across the heart of Italy. Cesare marches his fearsome army to lay siege to enemy Catherina Sforza’s (Gina McKee) castle at Forli. Later, back in Rome, Cesare is embroiled in a brutal scuffle with Lucrezia’s (Grainger) husband Alfonso, who as a result, is now dying a slow and painful death over the subsequent days. Devastated, Lucrezia turns to her potions to end his life painlessly, with Cesare vowing that now she will be his for good.

Source: Showtime

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