FX's high profile drama pilot, "Tyrant," has just found its first son. Read More... http://drupal.thewrap.com/tv/article/borgias-noah-silver-co-star-fxs-tyrant-pilot-113361
The Borgias may not be coming back for a fourth season, but that doesn't mean fans can't find out how the Showtime series was supposed to end. The Borgia Apocalypse: The Screenplay was released Tuesday as a new e-book available on... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Borgias-Finale-Screenplay-Released-1069171.aspx?rss=breakingnews
Fans of Showtime's "The Borgias," take heart: The canceled papal drama will have its big send-off after all. It just won't be on television. Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/borgias-will-get-its-big-finale-e-book-form-110076
On Sunday, June 16, Showtime's Renaissance melodrama "The Borgias" came to an end after three seasons, which wasn't exactly what creator Neil Jordan wanted. He even wrote a two-hour movie script to wrap up all the character arcs, but Showtime opted not to shoot it.But, as it is, the third and final season closed with Borgia family enemy Caterina Sforza (Gina McKee) defeated; Lucrezia's (Holliday Grainger) husband dead after being run through by the sword of her brother Cesare (Francois Arnaud), who had recently become her incestuous lover; and their father, Rodrigo Borgia (Jeremy Irons), a k a the nefarious Pope Alexander VI plotting to turn the Roman Catholic papacy from an elected office into a monastery.Anyone who followed the recent election of humble, plain-spoken Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to become Pope Francis knows that Borgia failed utterly."I liked the ending," Arnaud tells Zap2it. "For my character and Lucrezia, there was something very Shakespearean... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/06/the-borgias-series-finale-francois-arnaud-on-cesare-and-lucrezia-borgia-going-for-it.html
The Borgias Season 3 Episode 10 “The Prince” airs Sunday, June 16 at 10PM ET/PT on Showtime. Episode Synopsis: The Borgias Season 3 Episode 10 “The Prince” – Alexander and Cesare are reconciled at last, and the Pope reveals that the Papal Armies have been strengthened and re-equipped with the money saved from the Crusade and the proceeds of the Jubilee. Now, the Borgias are ready to move against their enemies the Sforzas and are ready to take their first step towards their ultimate goal: to carve out a hereditary kingdom across the heart of Italy. Cesare marches his fearsome army to lay siege to Catherina Sforza’s castle at Forli. Catherina is determined to resist despite the artillery bombardment and the danger of starvation in the bitter winter. Micheletto (Sean Harris) reappears from the shadows – his broken heart will not yet let him return to Cesare’s service, but he does advise Cesare of weak spots in Forli’s defences. Back in Rome, Cesare finds that Alfonso (Sebastian De Souza) has become even more aggressive and Cesare plans to murder him. But circumstances become deadly when a scuffle breas out between Cesare and a drunk Alfonso. The doctor reports that Alfonso will certainly die, slowly and painfully over several days. Devastated, Lucrezia turns to her potions to end his life painlessly with Cesare vowing that now she will be his for good. READ MORE...
Now that Cesare and Alexander are reconciled, both Rome and the Borgia family have been strengthened and can proceed to lay claim to Forli. Catherina Sforza failed to strike while Alexander was at his weakest and now that the papal coffers are filled, the papal armies are replenished, and the Holy Father is on the same page with his son, she might have let her final chance to further splinter the papacy slip away. While she may be the most formidable opponent the Borgias have faced in their time as the leading family of Italy, Catherina is now a decisive underdog against Alexander and Cesare, meaning that she'll have to pull off one heck of a feat on the series finale of The Borgias in order to pull even with and surpass Pope Alexander. READ MORE...
The power-hungry Pope Alexander VI and his cunning children, Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia, sinned, sexed and scandalized their way through three seasons on THE BORGIAS. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/pjQZUkXtnvQ/
"The Borgias" star Holliday Grainger is joining the cast of Disney and director Kenneth Branagh's live-action adaptation of "Cinderella," TheWrap has learned. Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/borgias-star-holliday-grainger-talks-join-disneys-cinderella-exclusive-96416
The Borgias Season 3 Episode 9 “The Gunpowder Plot” airs Sunday, June 9 at 10PM ET/PT on Showtime. Episode Synopsis: The Borgias Season 3 Episode 9 “The Gunpowder Plot” – Devastated by his betrayal by Pascal, Micheletto kills his lover and subsequently disappears. Devastated by the loss of his loyal lieutenant, Cesare races to Naples to rescue Lucrezia, but she has already escaped her captors – with the aid of a sleeping potion. Brother and sister are reunited on the road back to Rome, and are so overjoyed to see one another that Alfonso (Sebastian De Souza) begins to suspect that their relationship seems more than that of ordinary siblings. Back in Rome, Alfonso becomes sullen and almost abusive, drinking heavily. Alexander, meanwhile, has come up with another plan with his friend Mattai (Brendan Cowell): they scheme to corner the market in Italian sulphur, thus denying anyone else the ability to manufacture gunpowder. Still, Alexander does not trust Cesare, who quickly uncovers his father’s plot, but it is Mattai who persuades father and son to reconcile. in Naples, she is a hostage against any military moves against the Sforza family. READ MORE...
It's bye bye to "The Borgias" at Showtime, as the cable network officially cancels the historical drama after three seasons.Deadline reports that although Showtime was recently considering a standalone TV movie in place of a full fourth season, the network has confirmed that the upcoming Season 3 finale on June 16 will also serve as the series finale. Apparently the decision was prompted by both financial and creative concerns, as a TV movie would have been quite pricey and network executives feared the storyline could have been "anti-climactic." Showtime Entertainment president David Nevins tells Deadline that the upcoming series finale serves as a "nice ending [and] a good climax."Series creator Neil Jordan shared his plans for the wrap-up movie with Deadline: "I wanted a totally biblical ending, for the pope to burn in hell," Jordan says. The plan involved a dying Pope Alexander VI (Jeremy Irons) searching for someone to listen to his confession. By... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/06/borgias-canceled-by-showtime-series-finale-airs-june-16.html