By on 22 June, 2010

The season finale of ‘The Tudors‘ aired last Sunday, and while I mourn the ending of such a wonderful series it is time for the royals to move aside to make way for the ‘THE BORGIAS‘.
This epic drama series will star Oscar® Winner Jeremy Irons and Executive Produced by Academy Award® Winning Director Neil Jordan and Veteran Film and Television Writer/Producer Michael Hirst.

Spread over ten 1-hour episodes this new drama will be based on the infamous Italian Renaissance family The Borgias – with Jeremy Irons will in the role of Rodrigo Borgia – the cunning, manipulative patriarch of The Borgia family who ascends to the highest circles of power within Renaissance-era Italy. It will be a complex, unvarnished portrait of one of history’s most intriguing dynastic families.

The series begins as the family’s patriarch Rodrigo 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. Ultimately all that power and influence eventually leads to their demise. As Machiavelli once said about his friends, the Borgias, “Politics have no relation to morals.”

Robert Greenblatt, President of Entertainment at Showtime Networks Inc., said this about the project:

“Having blazed a trail with the award-winning THE TUDORS, we wanted to continue to offer our audience a period drama as wicked, witty, and utterly compelling – and that’s what THE BORGIAS will be.

“I can guarantee you’ve never seen a family quite like this before, nor could you make up the outrageous twists and turns of their epic saga if your life depended on it. The directorial mastery of Neil Jordan along with Michael Hirst’s flair for bringing historical dramas vividly to life for a contemporary audience will make THE BORGIAS unlike anything else on television.”

The new series will get its premiere on Showtime in Spring 2011, but check out the video below if you’re curious about what to expect:

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