The Borgias to End After 3 Seasons

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Only a few episodes remain of The Borgias.

Showtime announced today that the Jeremy Irons-anchored drama will conclude after three seasons, meaning it will officially come to an end on June 16.

Gathering Together on The Borgias

Speaking to Deadline about the cancelation, creator Neil Jordan cited his show's expensive budget as the basis for the decision.

“When [executives] looked at what it could cost, it was just too expensive,” Jordan said. “I would have loved to bring all the characters to a conclusion. All of the actors were heartbroken we couldn’t continue, and so was I.”

Still, Jordan assuaged viewer fears and told the site he's still a fan where the story currently will wrap up in a few weeks, most notably for siblings Cesare and Lucrezia.

"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."

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This is a terrible decision by Showtime. The Borgias was beautifully filmed and acted. The costumes, sets and music were brilliant. The storyline arc over 3 Seasons was developing beautifully, and to cut it off 75% the way through is dreadful. Why no completion for the fans ?


:-( LOVE the Borgias - and the costumes are part of the treat.


No mention of the possible 3 hr movie to tie everything up?


The Borgias Quotes

Woman: You're a cleric?
Cesare: Didn't you notice?
Woman: There was nothing ecclesiastical about you last night.

You will fight like dogs over this corpse I leave, for this throne of Saint Peter's, but it was pure once.

Pope Innocent