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'The Borgias': Watch the first episode now before the official premiere

Well, you don't have to wait for the official premiere of "The Borgias" this Sunday (April 3) as the network has posted the first episode online.The new series by the creator of "The Tudors," Michael Hirst, is set in 15th Century Italy. It stars Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia who uses any tool at his disposal to rise to the position of Pope Alexander VI. Once there, he continues to use bribery, threats and more to amass as much power and wealth as he can for himself and his four children.Watch the premiere episode below and let us know what you think! The Borgias: Season 1, Episode 1 by Showtime... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/03/the-borgias-special-preview.html

Jeremy Irons Gets Political And Religious On Showtime's 'The Borgias'

Showtime’s newest series  The Borgias  is the scandalous drama of the papal family of the 15th century.  Jeremy Irons  plays Rodrigo Borgia, who becomes Pope Alexander VI. Researching his character was as challenging as finding unbiased journalism today. “If you read the newspapers over the last 10 years to try to discover what sort of man George Bush is, you read a whole load of different things,” Irons said. “Whether it's FOX or whether it's the New Statesman or whoever it is writing, it's different opinions.  It's the same for my character, Rodrigo Borgia.  What sort of guy was he?  You have to read a lot of different people and say, ‘Well, they would have said that because...’ or ‘That's their standpoint.’ You filter through all of that to try to find the heart of the character.  That's the only way I know how to do it.” A major rival to Rodrigo is Cardinal Della Rovere (Colm Feore). Irons sees them as Obama vs. McCain. “Sort of similar to those two, similar to any two people who are trying to get the same job.  I think that's the crux of the issue between them.  And one gets it. Read More... http://www.starpulse.com/news/Fred_Topel/2011/03/29/jeremy_irons_gets_political_and_religi

'The Borgias' preview: Power comes with a price, meet the Pope's children

It would seem there are advantages to being the progeny of the newly-elected Pope Alexander VI (played by Jeremy Irons). But in "The Borgias," Showtime's new series from the creator of "The Tudors," there are also political landmines waiting for them.Meet three of the Pope's four children: Cesare, Lucrezia and Juan.12-year-old Lucrezia (Holliday Grainger) is already set to marry into one of the most powerful families in Italy, but her new confidante is also her father's current mistress. And her mother? His former mistress who he has cast aside. Then, there are Cesare (Francois Arnaud) and Juan (David Oakes), the eldest sons. Once their father becomes Pope, he makes Cesare a Cardinal while his brother will lead his father's army. They'll compete for their father's affections - one as a man of the cloth, the other wearing an armor.Watch the previews below: "The Borgias" premieres Sunday, April 3 at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/03/the-borgias-preview-power-comes-with-a-price-meet-the-popes-children.html

'Camelot'? 'Thrones'? 'Borgias'?

There’s three lavish premium cable drama series launching next month featuring more scheming, sword fights, ale toasting and bodice ripping than has almost certainly ever graced our televisions at one time. Below is EW’s guide comparing Starz’   Camelot , HBO’s   Game of Thrones   and Showtime’s   The Borgias   — three new shows about the struggle to claim (and keep) power in an exotic land. Even if you don’t know mutton from Mordor, this will help you tell the shows apart and you’ll learn which you’ll like best. Fair warning: While there are no real spoilers below, there’s basic details about the each show’s plot and characters that some may not wish to know… http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/03/27/camelot-vs-game-of-thrones/

THE BORGIAS (Showtime) New Episode Photos

Check out new episode  photos  of the upcoming Showtime Series  THE BORGIAS  which will premiere Sunday April 3 2011 at 9 PM ET/PT. Show Summary : Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons will star in the epic drama series as Rodrigo Borgia, the cunning, manipulative patriarch of The Borgia family who ascends to the highest circles of power within Renaissance-era Italy. Additionally, Academy Award winning director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) will create and executive produce the series as well as direct the first two episodes. Read More... http://www.daemonstv.com/2011/03/15/the-borgias-showtime-new-episode-photos/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

'The Borgias' sneak peek: Who will be left standing?

Showtime is gearing up for some power plays with its much-anticipated new series from "The Tudors" creator Michael Hirst. "The Borgias" depicts a corrupt Pope and those who stand against him. In the following preview clip, we meet Pope Alexander VI's (Jeremy Irons) nemesis, Cardinal Della Rovere, played by Colm Feore ("The Chronicles of Riddick," "Chicago"). Clearly, he has it in for the Pope and won't stand for his blasphemous behavior much longer. The Cardinal will go on to plot the Pope's downfall and create a standoff between the French and Italian forces.Watch the preview clip below: The two-hour premiere of "The Borgias" airs Sunday, April 3 at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/03/the-borgias-sneak-peek-two-men-walk-into-a-church.html

THE BORGIAS Cast Photos

Check out cast photos of the new Showtime Series THE BORGIAS which will premiere Sunday April 3 2011 at 9 PM ET/PT. Show Summary : Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons will star in the epic drama series as Rodrigo Borgia, the cunning, manipulative patriarch of The Borgia family who ascends to the highest circles of power within Renaissance-era Italy. Additionally, Academy Award winning director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) will create and executive produce the series as well as direct the first two episodes. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/daemonstv/~3/7_NvuZM6260/

Jeremy Irons on Playing the Pope for 'The Borgias' & the Trouble With Wearing Pants (VIDEO)

Oscar-, Emmy-, Tony-, SAG-and Golden Globe-winning actor Jeremy Irons has always been a believable villain on stage and screen, but his first U.S. television starring role might be his most scheming of all. In Showtime's epic new Renaissance-era series 'The Borgias' (two-hour premeire Sun., April 3, 9PM ET), Irons plays Rodrigo Borgia, the Spanish family's patriarch who rises to power in Italy and eventually becomes the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Alexander VI. With that newfound authority, Rodrigo and his family became synonymous with scandal. The show documents their controversial reign with gorgeous scenery (shot outside of Budapest, Hungary) and period costuming -- something Irons really got used to. In fact, when I sat down with him, he was complaining about how difficult it was to go back to wearing pants after shooting. Not to mention how hard it was to not be Pope anymore ... http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/02/10/jeremy-irons-interview-the-borgias/

THE BORGIAS (Showtime) Poster

Check out the poster for the new Showtime series THE BORGIAS which premieres on Sunday April 3 at 9pm.  Show Summary : Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons will star in the epic drama series as Rodrigo Borgia, the cunning, manipulative patriarch of The Borgia family who ascends to the highest circles of power within Renaissance-era Italy. Additionally, Academy Award winning director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) will create and executive produce the series as well as direct the first two episodes. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/daemonstv/~3/vb6ikSO8dcs/

Holliday Grainger Interview THE BORGIAS; Updates on BEL AMI and JANE EYRE

The new original Showtime drama series  The Borgias , created and executive produced by Oscar-winning director Neil Jordan, is a complex portrait of one of history’s most intriguing and infamous dynastic families.  Premiering on April 3, the series begins as the cunning and manipulative Rodrigo Borgia (Jeremy Irons) schemes his way into the position of Pope, causing him, his two Machiavellian sons Cesare (François Arnaud) and Juan (David Oakes), and his scandalously beautiful daughter Lucrezia (Holliday Grainger), to become the most powerful and influential family of the Italian Renaissance. Read More.... http://collider.com/holliday-grainger-interview-the-borgias/73645/
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