The Borgias ending after three seasons


The saga of Irish-Canadian-Hungarian coproduction The Borgias has ended.

Major U.S. partner Showtime announced the series will end with a final episode June 16. Its Canadian broadcast partner is Bell Media’s Bravo!

Toronto-based Take 5 Productions confirmed the period drama will be no more after that date.

Based on the real-life machinations of the infamous Borgia clan of 15th-century Italy, the series was created by Neil Jordan, who also wrote and directed many episodes. The third season is also executive produced by Jack Rapke, Darryl Frank, John Weber, Sheila Hockin and James Flynn. It starred Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley, Lotte Verbeek, Sean Harris, Thure Lindhart, Gina McKee, Peter Sullivan, Julian Bleach and Colm Feore.

It was filmed entirely on location in Budapest.

Showtime reported that season-to-date, The Borgias averaged 2.4 million weekly viewers across multiple platforms, on par with its sophomore season through the same time frame, with its most recent eighth episode delivering the series highest-rated episode and night this season.

It won three Canadian Screen Awards, including best international drama.