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The Borgias Already Renewed for Second Season

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The Borgias Already Renewed for Second Season

‘The Borgias’ has already been renewed for a 10-episode second season by Showtime after only five episodes of the first season have aired, TVLine is reporting. The historical fiction series, which was directed by Neil Jordan and shot in Hungary, gave the cable network its best premiere ratings for a drama show in seven years. Over one million viewers tuned into the premiere episode of ‘The Borgias’ when it debuted on April 3.

The series, which focuses on the Italian dynasty family the Borgias and stars Jeremy Irons as Pope Alexander VI, “has become Sunday night appointment viewing for a broad swath of our subscribers,” Showtime president David Nevins has said. He added that the show is a “tribute to his (Jordan’s) incredible skill as an auteur and the extraordinary cast led by (Jeremy) Irons that this show fits so seamlessly into our line-up of quality shows.”

Jordan is expected to begin production on the second season this summer. The next chapter in the Borgia family is expected to debut in 2012.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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