Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Borgia's on Showtimes

So I don't know how many of you have Showtimes or if you have even heard of the Borgia family, but Showtimes has a new show called The Borgias airing some time this year. I absolutely can't wait and I'm so glad that my mom just purchased Showtimes for us to watch! I decided to post this because I thought this may be of interest to some of you. Enjoy!

Here's the plot of the 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.

Here's a sneak peak that I found on You Tube:


  1. Hi :) You've been awarded the Stylish Blogger Award (by me)

    Borough of Books

  2. Just found your blog through a friend. Love to read also. Your blog is very well put together, I look forward to following along.

  3. If you are interested in the Borgia show, I bet you would like to read the new book I am giving away on my blog right now, though it's more about Cesare Borgia than Rodrigo or Lucrezia. Machiavelli and da Vinci also figure in prominently. I read it last weekend and I LOVED it. Great historical fiction: The Ground is Burning by Samuel Black. See here: