At the TCA Summer Press Tour, fans of Showtime’s The Borgias TV series protested the show’s cancellation. Efforts included a plane flying over the Beverly Hills Hilton with a banner that read “D Nevins: Sho fans you care — save The Borgias.” A protester was also reportedly posted outside the venue dressed in robes.
Unfortunately, the efforts were lost on Showtime’s President of Entertainment, David Nevins.
He noted that Neil Jordan came up with an idea to wrap up the series but it didn’t work out. Nevins continued, “We looked hard at doing a two-hour finale. And the economics of it just didn’t make sense, so we didn’t move forward. And I think it came to a good stopping place at the end of Season 3.”
He added, “I know we all got buzzed at lunch by the airplane. I feel bad at the money that’s being spent [by the fans]. As I was pulling in today, there was one protester out there. And I opened my window and asked him what he thought of the finale. And he said, ‘I haven’t seen it.’ Apparently he was a paid protester.”
What do you think? Did Showtime make a mistake by cancelling The Borgias? Do you think protests like this are a waste of time and money?