Showtime plans Jeremy Irons period drama 'The Borgias'

As earlier reported in the Ausiello Files, Showtime, whose fourth and final season of the bodice-ripper The Tudors will premiere this spring, announced plans for a new historical drama. In his first regular TV series role, Oscar winner Jeremy Irons will play Rodrigo Borgia, the head of a prominent Italian Renaissance family accused of  every possible dastardly crime. Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) will direct. The network plans a spring 2011 premiere.

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  • znachki

    Jeremy Irons? Yes, please!

  • mrgnexus

    Wow. This is almost worth getting Showtime for. Truth to tell — they need to hire Alejandro Jodorovsky for the writing staff. He and Milo Manara did a weird/cool graphic novel trilogy called ‘Borgia’ that would make excellent television.

    The Borgias make the Tudors look like the Bradys.

  • seriously?

    I think the success of this show hangs on who they cast to play Lucrezia.

    • aleksa

      I was wondering about that myself.

  • Chele Belle

    Asia Argento as Lucrezia. And Vincent Cassel as one of the Borgia sons.

    • Brooke

      Asia Argento would be a GREAT Lucrezia.

    • CDT

      Also Monica Belucci, perhaps?

  • RDS

    I cannot wait for this! Jeremy Irons is PERFECT as Pope Alexander VI

    • Faiza

      i know… he is SOOO fine!!!

  • ts

    Wow,, looks interesting. Hope the cast is as good as the cast of Tudors. The show could be hot.

  • Becs

    I think the Lucrezia casting is important, but I think Cesar’s could really pull the whole thing together. What a great show to start after the excellent job they did with the Tudors.

  • David

    Nicole Kidman as Lucrecia. Just kidding.

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