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

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Series cast summary:
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 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 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 conflict- ... Written by Tom Fontana

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English

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10 July 2011 (Italy) See more »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Nearly all the principal actors are using their natural accents (be they American, Russian, Czech, Italian, etc.) with a few notable exceptions. Both Mark Ryder (Cesare Borgia) and Diarmuid Noyes (Alessandro Farnese) are Irish but use English accents on the show. Even Stanley Weber (Juan Borgia) moderates his French accent, though he doesn't sound as English as his on-screen brother. This is because the series was intended for dubbing into European languages (French, German etc.) See more »

Goofs

A choke pear (called "Pope's pear") is used to torture a convicted homosexual in the 2nd season. Choke pears were unknown before the 17th century, more than 100 years after the show's time frame. 15th century's punishments for pederasty were not so cruel (penalty, branding). See more »

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Netflix Borgia way better than Showtime version
7 January 2017 | by freyafae-16447See all my reviews

I definitely enjoyed Netflix version of Borgia so much better than the Showtime version. I already watched all three seasons of Netflix version and it was phenomenal as were the actors. I also found the actors more diverse, accurate and aesthetically pleasing than the Showtime version. Netflix version was more believable and historically accurate. I loved the different accents as it made the atmosphere and overall characters more realistic. I'm just starting the 2nd season of the Showtime version and it's such a different world all together from Netflix's Borgia. The Showtime version is just too Hollywood, fake and almost comical at times. I expected more of Showtime considering I love most of their shows i.e. loved The Tudors, Dexter, Weeds, Camelot and White Queen. Netflix is definitely a great competitor since they have a few pretty cool shows of their own. Sorry Showtime, have to go with the Netflix Borgia on this one. :-) Such an amazing show and cast especially Mark Ryder(Cesare), John Doman(Rodrigo Borgia) and Isolda Dychauk(Lucrezia). Mark Ryder was nice to look at and I loved every moment of Isolda's beautiful accent. (was quite pleasant)


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