Showtime Renews The Borgias for Season 2

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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.

Comments (9)

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

    Comment by Amber – April 25, 2011 06:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • so upset, I’m on virgin media, don’t get Sky Atlantic….gutted.

      Comment by flodders – August 10, 2011 07:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This show is great!

    Comment by ErixN – April 25, 2011 09:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m really happy to hear about the the renewal it’s such a great show.

    Comment by Laurel – April 26, 2011 03:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Francois Arnaud as Cesare is reason enough to watch…He’s incredible in that role!

    Comment by JT – April 26, 2011 10:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I so wanted to like this show, but honestly I just find it tedious. I’ve already removed it from my DVR queue.

    Comment by Mark – April 26, 2011 05:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • you are probably the DR who type.

      Comment by Mauri – June 10, 2011 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • when is it coming out trying to find it on line can’t find it.

    Comment by connie – November 2, 2011 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope that there will be next season…!

    Comment by Kailer – December 8, 2011 01:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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