THE BORGIAS (Showtime) Premiere “The Poisoned Chalice / The Assassin” Episode 1 & 2


Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the first two episodes of Showtime Series THE BORGIAS “The Poisoned Chalice / The Assassin” Episode 1 & 2 which will premiere Sunday April 3 2011 at 9 PM ET/PT.

Episode Synopsis: THE BORGIAS (Showtime) Premiere “The Poisoned Chalice / The Assassin” Episode 1 & 2 – In the Season 1 premiere, Rodrigo Borgia bullies and bribes his way into an election as the new Pope Alexander VI then wastes no time consolidating power by elevating his sons into high office and his daughter into a politically motivated marriage.

Show Summary: Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons will star in the epic drama series as Rodrigo Borgia, the cunning, manipulative patriarch of The Borgia family who ascends to the highest circles of power within Renaissance-era Italy. Additionally, Academy Award winning director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) will create and executive produce the series as well as direct the first two episodes.

THE BORGIAS will be a complex, unvarnished portrait of one of history’s most intriguing and infamous dynastic families. The series begins as the family’s patriarch Rodrigo (Jeremy Irons), becomes Pope, propelling him, his two Machiavellian sons Cesare and Juan, and his scandalously beautiful daughter, Lucrezia, to become the most powerful and influential family of the Italian Renaissance.

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