Showtime cancels 'The Borgias'

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Showtime has canceled The Borgias, its period drama that stars Jeremy Irons as Pope Alexander VI.

Season-to-date, the drama has been averaging 2.4 million weekly viewers across platforms. The final episode of the drama from Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire) will air on June 16th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. “I never thought I would make a cable series and have enjoyed every minute of it,” said Jordan in a statement. “For a variety of reasons we won’t be doing a fourth season, but, ‘The Prince’ [the final 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.”

Shot entirely on location in Budapest, the series is about the infamous Borgia dynasty and how Alexander VI built his empire by bribing, buying and muscling his way into the papacy. The cast included François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley, Lotte Verbeek, Sean Harris, Thure Lindhart and Gina McKee.

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