Unfortunately for the royal family Showtime has decided not move forward with another season of ‘The Borgias’. News of the cancelation was confirmed earlier today from the reps at Showtime.
That means that the episode on June 16 will be the final episode for the season. The show a fairly good following for the frist two season, it was shot almost in its entirety in Budapest. The show never broke 1 million viewers for television, the highest it ever hit was 804,000 viewers on the first episode according to Nielsen ratings.
Created by Neil Jordan, Jeremy Irons took the lead role of Pope Alexander VI. François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley, Lotte Verbeek, Sean Harris, Thure Lindhart, Gina McKee, Peter Sullivan, Julian Bleach and Colm Feore rounded out the other cast-mates.
“It has been an honor to work with the great Neil Jordan and the incomparable Jeremy Irons on ‘The Borgias,’ ” said David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. ”Neil has written nearly every episode of this series himself. His extraordinary storytelling combined with Jeremy’s fascinating portrayal of the infamous Pope Alexander VI, has made for truly outstanding television that will live on. I look forward to future collaborations.”
Thought the show lacked ratings, it did not lack great content, earning 10 Emmy nominations so far.