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Borgia (TV series)

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Borgia
BorgiaFrenchTVPoster.jpg
Genre
Created by Tom Fontana
Starring
Composer(s)
  • Cyril Morin (s. 1)
  • Eric Neveux (s. 2–3)
Country of origin
  • France
  • Germany
  • Czech Republic
  • Italy
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes38 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Michael Schwarz
  • Petr Moravec
  • Katerina Silna
  • Rick McCallum
  • Brant Englestein
Production location(s)
  • Czech Republic
  • Italy
Cinematography
  • Ousama Rawi (s. 1–2)
  • James Welland (s. 3)
Running time52 minutes
Release
Original network
First shown in
  • Italy (s. 1)
  • France (s. 2–3)
Original release10 July 2011 (2011-07-10) 
27 October 2014 (2014-10-27)
External links
Website

Borgia is a French-German-Czech-Italian historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana for Canal+, ZDF, ORF, and Sky Italia. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. [1] [2]

Contents

Borgia debuted in Italy on Sky Cinema 1 on 10 July 2011. It was since renewed for a second season, which premiered in France on Canal+ on 18 March 2013. [3] A third and final season premiered in France on Canal+ on 15 September 2014. [3] The series finale aired in France on Canal+ on 27 October 2014 as the 38th episode overall.

Production

The series is produced by Atlantique Productions, a subsidiary of Lagardère Entertainment, for French premium-pay TV Canal+ in association with EOS Entertainment, and was filmed in the Czech Republic and Italy. Czech production was held by company Etic films. [2] International distribution is handled by Beta Film GmbH. Season 3 was filmed between 27 May 2013 and 27 January 2014.

International production

Despite being a French-German-Czech-Italian production, the whole setup is very international. The series creator, producer, and lead writer Tom Fontana, as well as other writers including Sean Whitesell, Gina Gionfriddo, and Larry Cohen are all American. Season 2 sees French writer Audrey Fouché join the writing team. [4]

The directors come from several different parts of Europe: Oliver Hirschbiegel and Christoph Schrewe are German, Dearbhla Walsh is Irish, Metin Hüseyin is British and Thomas Vincent is French. Each director is in charge of directing at least two consecutive episodes before handing the series over to a new director.

The main character, Rodrigo Borgia, is portrayed by American actor John Doman. The rest of the cast hails from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Czech Republic, but countries like Republic of Ireland, Denmark, and Spain and several others are also represented.

Cast and characters

Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest starring

Episodes

Season 1 - Borgia: Faith and Fear (2011)

(March 1492 – June 1493)

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
Italy
(Sky Cinema 1)
France
(Canal+)
Austria
(ORF 2)
Germany
(ZDF)
111492 Oliver Hirschbiegel Tom Fontana 10 July 201110 October 201113 October 201117 October 2011
22Ondata di caloreStory by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Kyle Bradstreet & Brant Englestein
33A Sacred VowStory by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Frank Pugliese & Brant Englestein
9 September 201117 October 201114 October 201119 October 2011
44Wisdom of the Holy SpiritStory by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Brant Englestein & Frank Pugliese
55The Bonds of Matrimony Dearbhla Walsh Story by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Gina Gionfriddo
16 September 201124 October 201119 October 201120 October 2011
66LegitimacyStory by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Bradford Winters
77Maneuvers Metin Hüseyin Story by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Andrea Ciannavei
23 September 201131 October 201121 October 201124 October 2011
88Prelude to an ApocalypseStory by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Thomas Kelly
99The Invasion of Rome Christoph Schrewe Story by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Sean Whitesell
30 September 20117 November 201124 October 201126 October 2011
1010MiraclesStory by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: James Yoshimura
1111God's MonsterMetin HüseyinStory by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Kevin Deiboldt
7 October 201114 November 201125 October 201127 October 2011
1212The Serpent RisesTom Fontana

Season 2 - Borgia: Rules of Love, Rules of War (2013)

(February 1494 – September 1494)

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
Italy
(Sky Cinema 1)
France
(Canal+)
Austria
(ORF 2)
Germany
(ZDF)
131The Time of Sweet DesiresDearbhla WalshTom Fontana13 September 201318 March 201325 September 201330 September 2013
142Ash WednesdayStory by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Brant Englestein
153Palm SundayChristoph SchreweStory by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Bradford Winters
20 September 201325 March 201327 September 20131 October 2013
164Pax VobiscumStory by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Andrea Ciannavei
175AscensionMetin HüseyinStory by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Sean Whitesell
27 September 20131 April 20131 October 20133 October 2013
186PentecostStory by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Larry J. Cohen
197The Blessed Trinity Thomas Vincent Story by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Brant Englestein
4 October 20138 April 20132 October 20137 October 2013
208A Morality PlayStory by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Chris Albers
219TransfigurationMetin HüseyinStory by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Susanna Styron
11 October 201315 April 20133 October 20139 October 2013
2210The AssumptionStory by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Frank Pugliese
2311The Seven SorrowsChristoph SchreweStory by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Audrey Fouché
18 October 201322 April 20137 October 201313 October 2013
2412Who Is Like God?Teleplay by: Tom Fontana

Season 3 - Borgia: Triumph and Oblivion (2014)

(1495 – 1507)

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
Italy
(Sky Atlantic)
France
(Canal+)
Austria
(ORF 2)
Germany
(ZDF)
2511495Christoph SchreweStory and Teleplay by:
Tom Fontana & Brant Englestein
3 November 201415 September 2014......
2621496Story by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Larry J. Cohen
2731497Story by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Audrey Fouché
10 November 201422 September 2014......
2841498Metin HüseyinStory by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Andrea Ciannavei
2951499Story by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Susanna Styron
17 November 201429 September 2014......
3061500Story by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: William Bromell
3171501 Athina Rachel Tsangari Story by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Larry J. Cohen
24 November 20146 October 2014......
3281502Story by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Frank Pugliese
3391503, Part OneMetin HüseyinStory by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Chris Albers
1 December 201413 October 2014......
34101503, Part TwoStory by: Tom Fontana
Teleplay by: Marie Roussin
35111504Story by: Brant Englestein8 December 201420 October 2014......
36121505Christoph SchreweStory and Teleplay by:
Brant Englestein & Tom Fontana
37131506Story and Teleplay by:
Tom Fontana & Brant Englestein
15 December 201427 October 2014......
38141507Story and Teleplay by:
Tom Fontana

The third season premiered on Netflix on 1 November 2014. [7]

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