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Showtime has given a 13-episode order to a new historical drama "The Borgias," which will replace "The Tudors" after the latter drama's final season this spring.
The "Borgias" story is set in Italy in 1492. It follows a powerful crime family that's headed by patriarch Rodrigo Borgia, played by Jeremy Irons. this will be his first regular TV series role
Michael Hirst, who wrote every episode of "Tudors," will run the project.
Neil Jordan will executive produce and direct first two epiosdes.
" The Borgias" will go into production this spring for an early 2011 debut.