Showtime Cancels ‘The Borgias’

Wednesday 5 June 2013

It’s official.  Showtime has announced that The Borgias has been cancelled and there will be no fourth season and no two-hour wrap-up movie.

The current third season of Showtime‘s medieval drama will be its last, with the June 16 season finale serving as series finale.

The series was originally envisioned as going for four seasons, matching the run of predecessor The Tudors. But while filming a pivotal scene in the Season 3 finale, Jordan said Irons turned to him and told him that “this feels like the end of something, that the family has come to an end.” While mulling a potential fourth season, Jordan said he wasn’t sure he had enough material for 10 episodes and wasn’t sure whether Showtime would want to commit to another season either. ”As a compromise, I proposed to finish the arc of all the characters with a two-hour movie,” Jordan said, adding that Showtime commissioned the script and he wrote it. “When they looked at what it could cost, it was just too expensive,” he said. “Sadly, that’s what happened. I would have loved to bring all the characters to a conclusion. All of the actors were heartbroken we couldn’t continue, and so was I.” Jordan said he still likes where the story currently ends with the third season finale, especially for siblings Cesare and Lucrezia, and thanked Showtime for supporting  his vision.Doing a standalone movie to wrap the big-budget Borgias would’ve been hard to pull off not only from a production but also from a marketing and promotion standpoint. “Ultimately the show was designed as a regular series, and I was reluctant to do an extra two-hour disconnected from the whole that could be potentially anti-climactic,” Showtime Entertainment president David Nevins said. “Now we have a nice upward build towards the finale. We have a nice ending, a good climax, and I didn’t want to muck it up with an afterthought.”

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Jeremy Irons on CBS This Morning – April 2013

Jeremy Irons was a guest on CBS This Morning on Thursday, April 4, 2013, to promote Season 3 of the Showtime series The Borgias.

See the video HERE.

‘The Borgias’ Season 3 Promos

The Borgias, Season 3 Premiere – Full Episode


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The Borgias season 3 promo – “Father, Son, Unholy Spirit”


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The Borgias season 3 short promo – “Give in to Sin”

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The Borgias season 3 promo – “Nothing is Sacred. Everything is a Game.”

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The Borgias : Season 3: Episode 1 Clip – We are at War


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The Borgias : Season 3: Episode 1 Clip – There is a Plot


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On the Season 3 Premiere of The Borgias:


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‘The Borgias’ Season 2 – DVD Box Set Photos and Blooper Reel

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Watch ‘The Borgias’ Season 2 Premiere Full Episode

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The Borgias – Season 2 TV Spots and Promo Videos

The Borgias – Open Set – Season 2 Preview

Showtime has premiered on the network and added to their YouTube channel this video “Open Set” The Borgias Season 2 Preview – Hosted by Holliday Grainger.

The Borgias, Season 2 premieres on Showtime on Sunday 8 April 2012.

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