Borgia Ascends To DVD
StudioCanal have announced that Oliver Hirschbiegel’s acclaimed series Borgia is to be given its UK premiere on DVD and Blu-ray, and will be available from August 20th 2012.
Subtitled Faith And Fear, Borgia should not be confused with The Borgias, Showtime’s take on the infamous family starring Jeremy Irons. Although both revolve around the rising power of Rodrigo Borgia, an ambitious cardinal who would later become Pope Alexander VI, this series pulls no punches with regards to content. A lavish, licentious tale of intrigue, violence, murder, lust, politics, faith, incest, betrayal and redemption, the series follows the Borgia family from their Spanish town beginnings to their eventual domination of all of Renaissance Italy, a rule so notorious that their story is still known five hundred years later.
Borgia is a French/German co-production and has now been renewed for a second series. Filming will take place in November 2012 in the Czech Republic and Italy, and will be available in the UK via Netflix sometime in 2013. Check out the trailer below.
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