In the fifteenth century, Pope Alexander VI tries to control all power in Italy with the help of his several sons, through murder, intrigue, war, and marriage alliances.

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2013   2012   2011  
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Jeremy Irons ...  Rodrigo Borgia 29 episodes, 2011-2013
François Arnaud ...  Cesare Borgia 29 episodes, 2011-2013
Holliday Grainger ...  Lucrezia Borgia 29 episodes, 2011-2013
Peter Sullivan ...  Cardinal Ascanio Sforza 28 episodes, 2011-2013
Sean Harris ...  Micheletto 27 episodes, 2011-2013
Joanne Whalley ...  Vanozza Cattaneo 25 episodes, 2011-2013
Lotte Verbeek ...  Giulia Farnese 20 episodes, 2011-2013
Colm Feore ...  Giuliano Della Rovere 20 episodes, 2011-2013
Vernon Dobtcheff ...  Cardinal Versucci 18 episodes, 2011-2013
David Oakes ...  Juan Borgia 16 episodes, 2011-2012
Bosco Hogan ...  Cardinal Piccolomini 16 episodes, 2011-2013
Gina McKee ...  Caterina Sforza 13 episodes, 2011-2013
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The rise to power, and start of a dynasty, of the Borgia family. Rodrigo Borgia ascends within the Catholic Church, becoming Pope Alexander VI. The position brings with it many enemies, internal and state-based, and he has to use all of his abilities of diplomacy, ruthlessness, charm, and the power of the church to stay in power, and alive. Luckily, his children are equally ambitious. Written by grantss

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During the filming of season two, Francois Arnaud tripped and fell on-set, breaking his left elbow. He was in a cast for several weeks. In much of the last half of the season Cesare's arm is bent, hidden underneath his costumes, or resting on something. In the last two episodes of the season, if you look closely, you can see that the left arm is slightly thicker than the right underneath his sleeve. See more »

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The daggers and swords all look like overgrown letter openers. They ave no edge and wouldn't cut soft butter. See more »

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Why the low ratings?
30 May 2013 | by Mick3-699-504779See all my reviews

This TV-series is brilliant so how can it only have 7,9 in rating? The first season was excellent and the second was even better at some points. I am watching the third season right now and it's good! The soundtrack alone is stunning and sometimes i find myself distracted by the atmospheric music that is played during the scenes. The actors are very good and the overall story is both unpredictable and immersive. The costumes as well are really well done, i have to say everything is good with The Borgias and those who downvoted the series obviously doesn't see the brilliance in it.

The Borgias is one show you shouldn't miss!


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3 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Tata, Hungary See more »

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