Deadline is reporting that Showtime’s The Borgias has been renewed for a ten episode second season. The show saw a 1.06 million viewer premiere, which was Showtime’s largest premiere for a drama series in seven years. The Brogias is showing great promise as it’s pacing ahead of The Tudor‘s highest rated season, which was another Showtime production that was extremely successful.
“Neil Jordan’s cleverly crafted tale of a 15th century papal family has proven quickly addictive,” Showtime’s entertainment president David Nevins said. “It’s a tribute to his incredible skills as an auteur and to the extraordinary cast led by Jeremy Irons that this show fits so seamlessly into our line-up of quality shows.”
I’ve been watching The Borgias and I quite like it. I also liked The Tudors and I find the two to be pretty similar. Showtime is known for quality programming so I generally trust anything they air. Although they did cancel Huff which was one of television’s biggest crimes. Aside from that though, I’m pretty happy with their programming and I’m thrilled to see The Borgias being renewed.