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.
Did You Know?
The series has several ties to Showtime's previous period series epic, The Tudors (2007-2010). Both were produced by (amongst others) Sheila Hockin, and cast by Frank and Nuala Moiselle. Additionally, a shot of Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn can be seen in both series' opening themes. See more
Cardinal Versucci, cardinal Petrucci, cardinal de Luca, Ursula Bonadeo, Bianca Gonzaga and others never existed in real history. See more