"The Borgias" only ran for three seasons, and the show's final season starred Jeremy Irons as Pope Alexander Rodrigo Borgia, Francois Arnaud as his son Cesar Borgia and Holliday Grainger as the pope's daughter, Lucrezia Borgia. David Oakes stars as Juan Borgia, the pope's other son, although his character is killed in the second season. The show was created by Neil Jordan and ran from 2011 to 2013 on Showtime.
Other notable characters on the third season of "The Borgias" include Sean Harris who plays Micheletto Corella, an assassin working for Cesare Borgia, and Gina McKee who plays Caterina Sforza, the head of a rival family who despises the pope and his family.
The series also stars Sebastian De Souza who plays Alfonso of Aragon, the second husband of Lucrezia Borgia and the nephew of Ferdinand II of Naples. The series also stars Lotte Verbeek as Giulia Farnese, the pope's mistress, and Joanne Whalley as Vonozza Catteneo, the mother of the pope's children.
Some other characters in the series include Peter Sullivan, who plays Cardinal Ascanio Sforza, Colm Feore, who plays Giuliano Della Rovere, and vernon Dobtcheff as Cardinal Versucci. "The Borgias" follows the Borgia family and its self-propelled rise to infamy in the Roman Catholic Church.