The Borgias series 3 will be the last

The Emmy award-winning historical drama, which stars Jeremy Irons and airs on Sky Atlantic in the UK, will not be returning for a fourth series

Medieval drama The Borgias will not be returning for a fourth series.


US network Showtime have announced that the third season, which is currently airing in the US, will be the show’s last.

Series creator Neil Jordan has said: “I would have loved to bring all the characters to a conclusion. All of the actors were heartbroken we couldn’t continue, and so was I.”

The Borgias – which follows the power hungry and morally corrupt Borgia family in medieval Rome – was originally expected to run for four seasons and the cancellation could mean some of the character’s stories are left without a conclusion. “I proposed to finish the arc of all the characters with a two-hour movie,” Jordan told Deadline. “When they looked at what it could cost, it was just too expensive.”

But that’s not to say that fans will be disappointed with the series three finale. “We have a nice ending, a good climax,” promised Showtime Entertainment president David Nevins.

A spokesperson for Sky Atlantic, who air The Borgias in the UK, told “Whilst it’s a shame that Showtime have made the decision that the third season of the much-loved series The Borgias will be the last, we hope that Sky Atlantic customers will still enjoy all of the other amazing content from the US on the channel.”


The Borgias returns to Sky Atlantic on Monday 17 June at 9:00pm