THE BORGIAS Premieres April 3 on Bravo!

Sex. Power. Murder. Amen.

Sinful Drama THE BORGIAS Premieres April 3 on Bravo!

- Academy Award®-winner Jeremy Irons stars as Rodrigo Borgia -
- Also starring Canadians Colm Feore and François Arnaud alongside David Oakes, Holliday Grainger and Lotte Verbeek -
- International co-production to premiere day-and-date with SHOWTIME® in the U.S. -

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TORONTO, March 14 /CNW/ - Bravo! is about to unleash all that's unholy with the premiere of its new Original Series THE BORGIAS, airing uncensored Sundays at 10 p.m. ET, beginning April 3 with a special two-hour launch event (visit bravo.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Debuting day-and-date with SHOWTIME  in the U.S. and from Academy Award®-winner Neil Jordan (The Crying Game), the international co-production (Canada/Hungary/Ireland) is the compelling and unflinching saga of one of the most remarkable and notorious families in history. Inspiring both Machiavelli's The Prince and Mario Puzo's The Godfather, THE BORGIAS are "The Original Crime Family." THE BORGIAS is also set to premiere later this Spring on CTV.

Produced by Take 5 Productions in association with Bravo!, CTV, and Showtime Networks in the U.S., THE BORGIAS is set in 15th century Italy in 1492 at the height of the Renaissance and an increasingly weak and dysfunctional Rome. Shot in Hungary and based on real characters and events, the nine-part, hour-long series chronicles the corrupt rise and ruthless consolidation of power by patriarch Rodrigo Borgia (Academy Award®-winner Jeremy Irons, Kingdom of Heaven, Being Julia), who stops at nothing to control the papal throne and feed his insatiable ambition for influence and wealth for himself and his family. Starring alongside Irons are Canadians Colm Feore (FLASHPOINT, 24) as his arch nemesis, Cardinal Della Rovere, and breakout star François Arnaud (J'ai tué ma mère) as Rodrigo's ruthless son Cesare.

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For further information:

Tonia Addison, CTV Inc., 416.384.2194 or tonia.addison@ctv.ca
Jim Quan, CTV Inc., 416-384.5311 or jim.quan@ctv.ca