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In the 15th century, Pope Alexander VI tries to control all power in Italy with the help of his several sons, through murder, intrigue, war and marriage alliances.

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Series cast summary:
...  Rodrigo Borgia 29 episodes, 2011-2013
...  Cesare Borgia 29 episodes, 2011-2013
...  Lucrezia Borgia 29 episodes, 2011-2013
...  Cardinal Ascanio Sforza 28 episodes, 2011-2013
...  Micheletto 27 episodes, 2011-2013
...  Vanozza Cattaneo 25 episodes, 2011-2013
...  Giulia Farnese 20 episodes, 2011-2013
...  Giuliano Della Rovere 20 episodes, 2011-2013
...  Cardinal Versucci 18 episodes, 2011-2013
...  Juan Borgia 17 episodes, 2011-2012
...  Cardinal Piccolomini 16 episodes, 2011-2013
...  Caterina Sforza 13 episodes, 2011-2013
...  Calvino 12 episodes, 2011-2012
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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 his abilities of diplomacy, ruthlessness, charm and the power of the church to stay in power, and alive. Luckily his children are equally ambitious. Written by grantss

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David Oakes who plays Cesare's younger brother Juan is in fact two years older than François Arnaud who plays Cesare. See more »

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Maciavelli didn't serve for the Medicis. His political career began later, when Florentines were led to exile the Medicis and to establish a republican government. See more »

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2 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

While the acting is absolutely fantastic and the casting is out right seamless accepting for David Oakes as Juan the show is only flawed in that it is historically inaccurate in several areas. Jeremy Irons is always fun to watch is roles like this, he can't help but wear his heart on his sleeve. François Arnaud is particularly brilliant in his portrayal of the conflicted Cesare and the performance of Holliday Grainger was awesomely stellar. I watched the French/German production of the same name. It's too bad one can't squeeze both of them together to make a really great story about this transgressive family. They don't make stories of this nature often.


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