If Boardwalk Empire isn't serving as a good enough crime-infused replacement for The Sopranos, then Showtime has another suggestion. The network's newest drama series, The Borgias, focuses on the titular notorious family as they rose to power in Rome during the Renaissance. Led by Pope-to-be Rodrigo (Jeremy Irons), The Borgias will pack in religion, sex, and scandal galore — all from inside the Vatican City.I'm pretty excited about this one: Italy is gorgeous all on its own, and I'm looking forward to seeing a slice of the Renaissance. Plus, Irons is already creepy and commanding as the show's leading man, so you can count me in. Showtime is hoping that this new historical drama will entice fans of The Tudors, so see if the preview lives up to its predecessor when you read more.
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