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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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The show was originally going to have four seasons, but when Neil Jordan thought about doing the fourth season, he didn't have the energy or even story to do ten episodes. Instead of that, he proposed Showtime to wrap up everything with a two-hour TV-Movie. He even wrote the screenplay, but the network refused, arguing it was too expensive and the season 3 ending worked as a series finale. Jordan would eventually published the screenplay as an e-book called The Borgia Apocalypse. See more »

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Lucrezia never lived in Naples with her 2nd husband, they were in Rome. See more »

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Beautiful
3 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

The best word to describe this show is 'beautiful'. The sets and costumes, like other reviewers have pointed out, are stunning. Everything flows together cohesively, and nothing feels out of place or awkward.

Going into this show, from the buzz surrounding it, I was expecting a soap opera, akin to The Tudors. Calling it a soap opera, however, really doesn't do the show justice. From what I've seen thus far, I'd compare it more to HBO's Deadwood or Rome. Sure, it shares some elements with soap operas, but it's so much more. It's hard to describe without giving out spoilers, though, so you'll just have to see for yourself.


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