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The Borgias return for a second season

Billed as the “world’s first crime family”, the Borgias second season begins airing tonight on Showtime in the United States and Bravo in Canada. The TV series chronicles the life of Rodrigo Borgia/Pope Alexander VI and his family in late medieval Italy – a story of war, treachery and love sex.

Ten episodes will air this season – the first, entitled ‘The Borgia Bull’ begins with Pope Alexander VI taking a new lover and hosting a swank party in Rome where a cache of ancient artifacts is discovered. Meanwhile, the rivalry between the Borgia brothers Cesare and Juan spills into the streets. And Pope Alexander’s nemesis, Della Rovere narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.


Articles about The Borgias

The Borgias Season 2 Advance Review – Without giving too much away, alliances are formed and plans are made to stave off the French army. It amazed me that the Borgias were able to come together at all in light of the inner turmoil that is rampant in their family.

The Borgias set visit: Hungary hungry for film business – Roughly 30 kilometres of a quaint winding road west of Budapest in the charming wine-making village of Etyek sits the sprawling Korda Filmpark, which on this particular day is housing not one but two historical epics.


Unholy Roman empire: Showtime’s ‘Borgias’ return to wreak havoc – If series creator, director and writer Neil Jordan used the first season to establish this malevolent clan, he uses this one to sever their thin tethers of conscience to wreak havoc across Europe.

Canadian Francois Arnaud on the set of The Borgias – ‘I try not to walk as if I’m wearing a dress,’ says Canadian star, Francois Arnaud

The Borgias renewed for second season – In its first week, The Borgias drew an audience of 3.71 million viewers across multiple platforms (On Demand, replays and DVR) and has since delivered the best ratings for a new SHOWTIME drama series in seven years.

The Characters of The Borgias – a short guide to the family

Lucrezia Borgia – A New Assessment – The Borgia family, in particular, Rodrigo, Cesare and Lucrezia, have acquired a reputation as one of the most evil families in history.


 Season 1 Reviews of The Borgias




“The French King” – SE01 EP06

“The Borgias in Love” – SE01 EP05

“Lucrezia’s Wedding” – SE01 EP04

“The Moor” – SE01 EP03 

“The Poisoned Chalice/The Assassin” – SE01 EP01/EP02