Rumors of a the Borgias reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Saturday (November 27) as reports claimed that Showtime confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 28/11/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 10 years since the Borgias first aired?! (10 years, 7 months, 25 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did the Borgias end?
When the Borgias came to an end after 3 years in June 2013, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Cesare Borgia (François Arnaud), Lucrezia Borgia (Holliday Grainger) and Rodrigo Borgia (Jeremy Irons). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Borgias reunion disappoint people?
The Borgias aired from 2011-2013 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Grainger said she's not sure if the Borgias would work today. “I don't want to see old Lucrezia Borgia,” she told a journalist (Grainger turned 33 in March). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a Borgias movie?
In a recent interview, Pilou Asbæk (who played Paolo Orsini in 2013) said he can't imagine a Borgias reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Emmanuelle Chriqui (who played Sancha of Aragon in 2011) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Borgias movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Borgias film, Jemima West stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Borgias reboot?
Recasting the Borgias for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Borgias reunion, a Borgias movie, or a Borgias reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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