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'The Borgias' Canceled by Showtime...But It Deserved a Season 4

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Jun 05, 2013 | 4:23pm EDT

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The Showtime drama about the original crime family, The Borgias, is coming to an end after three seasons. Creator Neil Jordan told Deadline, however, that he originally saw the show going four seasons. But while filming the season 3 finale, Jeremy Irons (who plays Pope Alexander VI) told Jordan that “this feels like the end of something, that the family has come to an end.” 

Jordan said he wasn't sure if he had enough material for another 10 episodes or if Showtime would commit to another season. He would have settled for a two-hour movie to wrap up the storyline, and Showtime commissioned the script and he wrote it. Ultimately though, Showtime decided it would be better to end with the season 3 finale.

The series finale will air on June 16 on Showtime. Tune in to see medieval scheming, murder, and incest one last time.

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