While I was watching my beloved The Tudors come to an end (wiping tears from my eyes) I saw a preview for a new show coming to Showtime in 2011…The Borgias. Check out Showtime’s quick synopsis on the new show:
Oscar®-winning actor Jeremy Irons will star in the epic drama series as Rodrigo Borgia, the cunning, manipulative patriarch of The Borgia family who ascends to the highest circles of power within Renaissance-era Italy. Additionally, Academy Award® winning director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) will create and executive produce the series as well as direct the first two episodes.
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.
I love historical fiction stories/shows like this!!! And this will fit the bill nicely since the Tudors are now no longer. Can I just say that they could have kept that show going and highlighting the rise of Edward, Mary, and Elizabeth. It would have been incredibly fascinating. Oh well. I guess I need to watch The Borgias!!! There hasn’t been an official premiere date announced yet but as soon as there is, I will let you know. Preview clip coming soon!!!