The original crime family

The Borgias

2011 - 2013

Season 1
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  • Season 2
  • Season 3
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  • CAST
  • JEREMY IRONS
  • FRANÇOIS ARNAUD
  • HOLLIDAY GRAINGER
  • CREATOR
  • NEIL JORDAN
  • CAST
  • JEREMY IRONS
  • FRANÇOIS ARNAUD
  • HOLLIDAY GRAINGER
  • CREATOR
  • NEIL JORDAN
  • CAST
  • JEREMY IRONS
  • FRANÇOIS ARNAUD
  • HOLLIDAY GRAINGER
  • CREATOR
  • NEIL JORDAN

The Borgias is the sordid saga of one of the most remarkable and legendary families in history. Set in 15th Century Italy at the height of The Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of Patriarch Rodrigo Borgia (Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons—Best Actor, Reversal of Fortune) 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, including Cesare (François Arnaud) and Lucrezia (Holliday Grainger).

The lavish, sexy and scandalous drama aired on Showtime for three seasons between 2011-2013. It was created by Academy Award-winner Neil Jordan, who previously directed the film In Dreams for DreamWorks Pictures. The Borgias is produced by Neil Jordan, Jack Rapke, Darryl Frank, John Weber, Sheila Hockin and James Flynn for Amblin Television.

Irons was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television series for his portrayal of Rodrigo Borgia in the first season of The Borgias.

The Borgias return for more seduction, schemes and outright villainy for the second season of the award-nominated Showtime series. Jeremy Irons is back as Rodrigo Borgia, the power-hungry patriarch of the Borgia clan, who has schemed his way to the top of Roman society as Pope Alexander VI. But with absolute power comes even more powerful enemies who will stop at nothing to see him toppled. While the Pope schemes to destroy his foes, his mistress Giulia Farnese (Lotte Verbeek) realizes her position in the bedroom is precarious at best; daughter Lucrezia (Holliday Grainger) seduces new suitors while caring for her illicit baby; and brothers Cesare (François Arnaud) and Juan (David Oakes) take sibling rivalry to a whole new level of deviancy.

† Golden Globe nominee Jeremy Irons, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, 2012.

The savvy and scheming Pope Alexander (Jeremy Irons) is back in the third and final season of The Borgias. Beset by enemies at every turn, Alexander responds with an iron will to purge The Vatican of those disloyal to him. But as he struggles to establish the Papacy as a hereditary monarchy across the heart of Italy, his emboldened children have their own plans for seizing power: Cesare (François Arnaud) is now a daring guerrilla fighter, Lucrezia (Holliday Grainger) has entered the fray of Neapolitan politics, and both are burning with a desire that could consume them all.

Passionate, sumptuous and undeniably addictive, it's an unmissable chapter in the saga of one of the most powerful families the world has ever known.

The third season of The Borgias won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Costumes for a Series for Uliva Pizzetti, Gábor Homonnay, and Gabriella Pescucci.