The Borgias - Cesare, Lucrezia (Francois Arnaud, Holliday Granger) and the pope Rodrigo Borgia (Jeremy Irons), his concubine Vanozza Cattaneo (Joanne Whalley)

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David Oakes, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Lotte Verbeek, Jeremy Irons and Joanne Whalley in Showtime's 'The Borgias'.

Gorgeous Italian Renaissance dress worn by Lucrezia in "The Borgias."

Gorgeous Italian Renaissance dress worn by Lucrezia in "The Borgias." Lucrezia and Isabella d'Este were very jealous of each other's wardrobes.

'Borgia', 2011-2014. Tom Fontana. Set Decoration, Karel Vanásek, Barbora Bucharova, Christina Onori. Costume Design, Sergio Ballo.

Borgia: Faith And Fear: Season One

I discovered this series on Netflix and was captivated. Soooo much better than the crap series on Showtime. This one is a European production by Tom Fontana and it's superb. I'm upset that you can't buy the second season in the states yet.

The Borgias...Amazing show. Finished the first season last night on Netflix!!!! Completely addicted!

Jeremy Irons starred in the TV 10 Episodes of television mini-series "The Borgias"

The Borgias, from left: Juan, Lucrezia, Cesare, little Gioffre (David Oakes, Holliday Granger, Francois Arnaud, Aidan Alexander)

The Showtime series 'The Borgias': David Oakes as Juan Borgia, Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia, François Arnaud as Cesare Borgia, and Aidan Alexander as Gioffre Borgia.