Tuesday, 26 April 2011

'The Borgias' has a second coming

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Showtime's brand new historical drama The Borgias, starring Jeremy Irons as a devious pope and patriarch of a notorious family, has been renewed for a second 10-part season in 2012.

David Nevins, Showtime President:

The Borgias has become Sunday night appointment viewing for a broad swath of our subscribers. Neil Jordan's cleverly crafted tale of a 15th century papal family has proven quickly addictive. It’s a tribute to his incredible skills as an auteur and to the extraordinary cast led by Jeremy Irons that this show fits so seamlessly into our line-up of quality shows.
The Borgias has been averaging 1.1m viewers since it premiered last month, ahead of The Tudors' final season. Personally, while I really liked the two-part opening, I haven't found the time to make it a part of my weekly routine. It's the Lights Out scenario all over again, but at least I know The Borgias has a guaranteed future now, so a few double-bills may be in order...

Have you been watching The Borgias? Or do you plan to when it reaches the UK this summer?