‘The Borgias’ Cancelled by Showtime

The Borgias days are numbered at Showtime.

The premium channel announced today that the series will not be returning for a fourth season. Instead, the upcoming June 16th season three finale, “The Prince,” will be the last we see of the complicated 16th century clan.

“I never thought I would make a cable series and have enjoyed every minute of it,” said series creator and executive producer Neil Jordan in a statement. “For a variety of reasons we won’t be doing a fourth season, but, ‘The Prince’ [the final episode], when I wrote it and shot it, did seem like the end of a journey for the family. Whatever bonded them as a family dies in this episode, and the center of the drama for me was always the family. I want to thank SHOWTIME and David Nevins for their unstinting support over the last three years, and look forward to working with them in the future.”

The final episode was filmed entirely on location in Budapest, and will find devious Pope Alexander VI (Jeremy Irons) reunited with his son Cesare (François Arnaud) as they begin to put their plan to form a hereditary kingdom across the heart of Italy in motion. Back at home, Lucrezia (Holliday Grainger) will be left to deal with the aftermath of a violent confrontation between her husband and Cesare.

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The Borgias series finale will air Sunday, June 16th at 10 p. m. ET/PT on Showtime.