Showtime Renews The Borgias for Season 2

Less than a month after its record-setting debut, Showtime’s The Borgias has been renewed for a second season.

The cabler announced on Monday that the Jeremy Irons-fronted crime-family drama has been picked up of a 10-episode second season. Borgias‘ opener gave Showtime its best premiere ratings for a drama series in seven years.

The Borgias has become Sunday night appointment viewing for a broad swath of our subscribers,” Showtime president David Nevins said in a statement. “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,” he added, “and to the extraordinary cast led by Jeremy Irons that this show fits so seamlessly into our line-up of quality shows.”

Production on the second season begins this summer with an eye towards a 2012 premiere.

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  1. Amber says:

    Oh yay. Anyway to see more of Jeremy Irons, I am totally for.

  2. ErixN says:

    This show is great!

  3. Laurel says:

    I’m really happy to hear about the the renewal it’s such a great show.

  4. JT says:

    Francois Arnaud as Cesare is reason enough to watch…He’s incredible in that role!

  5. Mark says:

    I so wanted to like this show, but honestly I just find it tedious. I’ve already removed it from my DVR queue.

  6. connie says:

    when is it coming out trying to find it on line can’t find it.

  7. Kailer says:

    I hope that there will be next season…!