• Publication date: December 5, 2012

The Borgias

Detailing the rise and fall of one of the most influential- and notorious- European papal families; The Borgias tells the stories behind one of the most scandalous Houses ever to control the Papacy. Jeremy Irons plays the cunning Rodrigo Borgia, who would later become Pope Alexander VI, while using his very own son Cesare and daughter Lucrezia, to expedite his plans for Europe.

Program data

Duration: 60

MBC 4 :

Friday, 21:00 (GMT) ~ 24:00 (KSA)

Thursday, 21:00 (GMT) ~ 24:00 (KSA)

Detailing the rise and fall of one of the most influential- and notorious- European papal families; The Borgias tells the stories behind one of the most scandalous Houses ever to control the Papacy. Jeremy Irons plays the cunning Rodrigo Borgia, who would later become Pope Alexander VI, while using his very own son Cesare and daughter Lucrezia, to expedite his plans for Europe.

An Italian Dynasty of Aragonese [Spanish] origins, Rodrigo Borgia (Jeremy Irons) rises to the top of the pyramid of the Roman Catholic Church, allegedly through simony and bribery, and of course the aid of his son Cesare (François Arnaud).

Alexander's greatest rival, Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere, will attempt to get the King of France to back him up in his attempts to topple Alexander- to face off in Rome...

Starring:

  • Jeremy Irons
  • François Arnaud
  • Holliday Grainger
  • Joanne Whalley
  • Lotte Verbeek
  • David Oakes
  • Sean Harris
  • Peter Sullivan
  • Simon McBurney
  • Steven Berkoff
  • Aidan Alexander
  • Julian Bleach
  • Colm Feore

Created by:  Neil Jordan