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The Borgias: Cancelled; No Season Four or Movie

The Borgias on Showtime canceledShowtime has decided to cancel The Borgias after three seasons. The low-rated drama’s last episode will air on June 16th.

The Borgias follows the story of Pope Alexander (Jeremy Irons) and his struggle to maintain his power at the turn of the 16th century. The historical drama’s large cast also includes François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley, Lotte Verbeek, David Oakes, Sean Harris, Peter Sullivan, Simon McBurney, Steven Berkoff, Aidan Alexander, Julian Bleach, Thure Lindhardt, Gina McKee, and Colm Feore.

Season three of The Borgias premiered in April and thus far the show’s been averaging about a half a million viewers for each episode’s first airing.

There had been talk of wrapping up the show’s ongoing storylines with a movie instead of a fourth season but that’s not happening.

Still, series creator Neil Jordan says that, “For a variety of reasons we won’t be doing a fourth season, but, ‘The Prince’ [the last episode], when I wrote it and shot it, did seem like the end of a journey for the family. Whatever bonded them as a family dies in this episode, and the center of the drama for me was always the family. I want to thank Showtime and David Nevins for their unstinting support over the last three years, and look forward to working with them in the future.”

What do you think? Are you sorry that The Borgias has been cancelled? Were you hoping there would be a fourth season or a movie?


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EP0901 April 18, 2014 at 10:11 pm

Very, very disappointed…..this was the best show ever!!!!


Tanya Boyd April 2, 2014 at 5:17 am

Super PISSED! We need a couple of more seasons. Dying to see what happens to everyone. You guys are making a huge mistake. COME BACK BORGIAS!!! :’(


Vicki Howe March 27, 2014 at 12:20 am

Everytime you put a show on that is worth watching you cancel it. Why? That was one of the best shows I have seen in a long time. I never missed an episode. You need to air what we like , the people who buy the paid channels. Whatever happened to the customer is always right??? Think about what we like not what you want.


Cheryl Haynes March 23, 2014 at 12:37 am

I’m disappointed that the series was dropped suddenly. I am not satisfied with the ‘Prince’ and the way it ended with the three on the bed was only a lure to find out what happened to everyone. Spectacular battle scenes and war strategies were a part of history that would have held the viewers through until a 7th season. No one will purchase a DVD that leaves the ending uncertain. You need to finish what you started.


angie valadez March 15, 2014 at 11:27 pm

how could the show just end just like that ! please for the fans of the show at least we deserve a movie don’t you think


Ivonne March 11, 2014 at 6:48 pm

I have being following for three years the Borgias and now its not going to have an end? Showtime should give the Borgia’s followers a good end like the Borgias deserve!
I would like to see season 4th, but if not at least a movie or dvd with the whole 4th seasons. I miss the borgias!!


Jeff Fairbanks March 3, 2014 at 3:02 am

This show should not have been cancelled, last episode was not a good ending, please consider 2 hour tv show to end.


Blanch Jardin February 25, 2014 at 4:23 pm



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