Nakon pet tjedana emitiranja, kabelska mreža Showtime obnovila je svoju najnoviju povijesnu dramu The Borgias za drugu sezonu. U službenom priopćenju s mreže piše kako je serija privukla 3.71 milijuna gledatelja na svim platformama (On Demand, DVR i reprize) u svojem premijernom tjednu te kako je to najbolji rezultat za jednu njihovu dramsku seriju u proteklih sedam godina. Novih deset epizoda kreće u produkciju ovo ljeto, s očekivanom premijerom u proljeće sljedeće godine. Puno priopćenje s mreže možete pročitati u nastavku.
[spoiler]SECOND CRIME’S A CHARM FOR THE BORGIAS
ACCLAIMED SHOWTIME® DRAMA SERIES GETS SECOND SEASON PICK-UP
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 25, 2011) – SHOWTIME has picked up a second season of its hit drama series THE BORGIAS, it was announced today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. The series, which debuted earlier this month to critical and audience acclaim, delivered the best ratings for a new SHOWTIME drama series in seven years and attracted 3.71 million viewers across multiple platforms (On Demand, replays and DVR) during its premiere week. Season-to-date, The Borgias is pacing ahead of The Tudors season four, the series’ highest rated season ever. Ten new episodes will go into production this summer to air in 2012.
“The Borgias has become Sunday night appointment viewing for a broad swath of our subscribers,” said Nevins. ”Neil Jordan’s cleverly crafted tale of a 15th century papal family has proven quickly addictive. 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.”
The series stars Oscar®-winner Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia, the cunning, manipulative patriarch of The Borgia family who builds an empire by bribing, buying and muscling his way into the papacy. Along the way, the family commits virtually every sin in the book and invents more than a few of their own.
Academy Award®-winning director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire) will continue to serve as creator, executive producer, writer and will again direct the first two episodes. Accompanying Jordan this season is writer and director David Leland (Wish You Were Here, Band of Brothers) who will write several episodes and also direct two episodes. The series will again be produced as a Canadian-Irish-Hungarian Treaty co-production.
The first season of THE BORGIAS airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT through its May 22nd season finale[/spoiler]