Showtime’s period drama “The Borgias” is coming to an end — its current third season will be its last, the network announced Wednesday.
Nominated for a total of 10 Emmy nominations, “The Borgias” will end its run on June 16, with the Season 3 finale now serving as its series finale.
The medieval saga from creator Neil Jordan (“The Crying Game”) stars Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons as the patriarch of the notorious Borgia family dynasty, who built his empire upon bribery, intimidation and an all-around abuse of power — manipulating his way to the top of the Roman Catholic Church and securing his role as Pope Alexander VI.
“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. in a statement. “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.”
“The Borgias” will conclude with its final episode airing on Sunday, June 16 at 10/9c on Showtime.