The third season of Showtime’s drama series The Borgias will receive its UK premiere on Sky Atlantic on Monday June 17th at 9pm, it has been announced. In addition, the complete first season of the series will be made available to Sky TV customers On Demand from Wednesday May 1st, and the second season season on June 3rd.
The Borgias was created by Neil Jordan and follows Pope Alexander VI, the cunning, manipulative patriarch of the infamous Italian Renaissance family who builds an empire by bribing, buying and muscling his way into the papacy. The Emmy award winning drama series stars Jeremy Irons, Colm Feore, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley, Lotte Verbeek, Sean Harris and Aidan Alexander. The show’s third season is poised to pick up from the events of the season 2 finale which saw Pope Alexander VI (Jeremy Irons) poisoned as part of a plot hatched by his rival Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere. With Pope Alexander recovering after an assassination attempt, to which he responds by ruthlessly purging the Vatican of anyone who might be disloyal to him, his true master plan is to establish the Papacy as a hereditary monarchy across the heart of Italy – for father and son to rule the world. But he must come to accept that his children are independently ready to wield their own power.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.