The Borgias is a historical-fiction drama television series created by Neil Jordan; it debuted in 2011 and was canceled in 2013.
The series is set around the turn of the 16th century and follows the Borgia family. It stars Jeremy Irons as Pope Alexander VI with François Arnaud as Cesare, Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia and David Oakes as Juan. Colm Feore also stars as Cardinal della Rovere (later Pope Julius II).
Filming of the episode took place in July 2012 in Budapest (Hungary).
Budapest in the morning….places to see? eat? drink? X
— Andrew Gower (@TheAndrewGower) July 15, 2012
Andrew’s episode aired in the USA on 14 April 2013 on Showtime and on 17 June 2013 on Sky Atlantic.
Pope Alexander fights for his life after being poisoned from last season, and the Cardinals plot at his deathbed. Cesare and Micheletto trace the assassination plot back to its source, but Della Rovere is ready to make his move. Caterina Sforza has dispatched her own personal assassin Rufio to dethrone the Borgia family. However, thanks to Lucrezia’s quick thinking, she saves her father, and he awakens. Della Rovere is arrested, but is later released by a traitorous cardinal, and flees, and Rufio’s attempt to assassinate the Borgia family is thwarted.
You can watch Andrew’s scenes from the episode here: