Showtime Renews The Borgias for Season 3

Awwwww yeah. The pope will continue getting his freak on! Showtime has renewed its period drama The Borgias for a third season, promising 10 more episodes sometime in 2013. The show is currently in the midst of Season 2.

The Borgias follows Rodrigo Borgia (Jeremy Irons), the cunning pope who may have done some not-so-nice things to get the funny hat, and his family's struggles to maintain the power that comes with papacy. The series was created and written by Neil Jordan, who's also made some pretty great movies (The Crying Game, The End of the Affair, and one of my favorites, The Butcher Boy).

The renewal means all of Showtime's dramas will back for more next season—Homeland, Dexter, and Shameless have also been renewed for additional seasons.

Do you watch The Borgias?

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