S1, E1

The Poisoned Chalice

Original Air Date: Apr 3, 2011

In the Season 1 premiere, Rodrigo successfully bribes and intimidates his way into an election as Pope Alexander VI, making him the new leader of the Catholic Church; powerful Cardinals Della Rovere and Orsini oppose his rise; the Borgias recruit a talented assassin named Micheletto to their cause.

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3 Seasons, 29 Episodes

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  • Season 3

    Pope Alexander survives an assassination attempt and comes back stronger than ever; Cesare defends Rome and his family against Caterina Sforza and and fights to prove himself to his father, while drawing closer to Lucrezia.

    Season 3
  • Season 2

    Pope Alexander solidifies his power and influence with the help of two loyal allies, Cesare and Giulia Farnese; Juan drives a wedge between the Borgia siblings and pays the ultimate price; Della Rovere schemes to bring down the Pope.

    Season 2
  • Season 1

    Rodrigo bribes his way to power and becomes the new Pope Alexander VI, then uses the cunning talents of his children to secure his position; Cardinal Della Rovere conspires to depose the new Pope with a French invasion of Italy.

    Season 1
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