Believe it or not, Showtime has spent over a decade creating the original series The Borgias. According to the website: the story of The Borgias is the:
“sordid saga of one of the most remarkable and legendary families in history. Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia (Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons) to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth for himself and his family. The unbounded audacity of this original crime family went on to inspire Machiavelli’s The Prince and Mario Puzo’s The Godfather. Don’t miss a minute of the lavish, sexy, scandalous drama from the creative mind of Academy Award winner Neil Jordan.”
Gorgeous sets, gorgeous costumes, a big name director and cast…The Borgias seems to have it all…except that rumor has it the story’s plot is slow moving and the premiere just doesn’t pack the punch that Showtime promises it to deliver.
I know I will be watching…will you? You can catch the series premiere of The Borgias tonight on Showtime at 9 PM EST/PST. Until then, you’ll have to settle for the trailer, which you can watch here! For even more about The Borgias series, visit the website.