Story of the rise and the fall of the Renaissance dynasty.

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Tom Fontana
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Mark Ryder ...  Cesare Borgia 38 episodes, 2011-2014
Isolda Dychauk ...  Lucrezia Borgia 38 episodes, 2011-2014
Diarmuid Noyes ...  Alessandro Farnese 37 episodes, 2011-2014
John Doman ...  Rodrigo Borgia 36 episodes, 2011-2014
Marta Gastini ...  Giulia Farnese 36 episodes, 2011-2014
Assumpta Serna ...  Vannozza Catanei 33 episodes, 2011-2014
Art Malik ...  Francesc Gacet 32 episodes, 2011-2014
Victor Schefé ...  Johann Burchard 30 episodes, 2011-2014
Dejan Cukic ...  Giuliano della Rovere 30 episodes, 2011-2014
Paul Brennen ...  Agapito Geraldini 26 episodes, 2011-2014
Scott William Winters ...  Rafaele Riario-Sansoni 25 episodes, 2011-2014
Michael Fitzgerald ...  Oliviero Carafa 21 episodes, 2011-2014
Andrew Hawley ...  Alfonso d'Este 21 episodes, 2011-2014
Karel Dobrý ...  Giovanni Colonna 19 episodes, 2011-2014
Christian McKay ...  Ascanio Sforza 18 episodes, 2011-2013
Valentina D'Agostino Valentina D'Agostino ...  Angela Borgia Lanzol 18 episodes, 2013-2014
Alejandro Albarracín ...  Alfonso di Calabria 17 episodes, 2013-2014
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It was the age of Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement. But it was also the age of Machievelli, of rampant lawlessness, incessant war, and unspeakable depravity. At the heart of the world order was the Vatican, the arbiter of conflicts between kingdoms and empires. And at the center of the Vatican was a man whose quest for power would propel him to seek the ultimate prize, the holy see of Rome. He was a man whose name would become synonymous with ruthlessness, and whose reign as Pope would be remembered as the most infamous chapter of the history of the Catholic church, Rodrigo Borgia. His four children -Juan, the oldest, a prideful, lazy, unscrupulous sexual predator, Cesare, a young man torn between a faith that was not his calling and his dark violent nature, Lucretia, a young girl discovering the secret power that a women's sexuality holds, and Goffredo, an innocent child who would come of age in a family riven by ... Written by Tom Fontana

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Shares various actors and actresses with the Dune mini-series. See more »

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In the first season, Giulia repeatedly threatens to send Pantisilea to Tierra del Fuego if she does not continue to spy on Lucrezia. The time frame is 1493-1494. Magellan is credited as the first European to visit Tierra del Fuego (and give the area its name) in 1500. The historical Pantisilea actually died before that date. See more »

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Version of The Borgias (2011) See more »

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A good series
14 May 2013 | by rodriguez-debraSee all my reviews

John Doman was a very poor Pope Alexander VI. I cannot call someone a good actor who does not at least try to match the accents of his contemporaries. It was very noticeable.

Other than that, the program is not historically accurate as far as dates go, but that does not matter since it inspires one to look into these events.

Others have said that Mark Ryder overacted, I did not see that. I thought him a very believable & sympathetic Cesare.

I enjoyed this series. Watched it on Netflix and wish I could see more of it. The acting, costumes & locations were lovely. I liked it much more than the Showtime version.


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10 July 2011 (Italy) See more »

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