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The excellent Showtime drama The Borgias is about to roll out its third season next month, and with that comes a new trailer. In an ironic twist, the episode is titled "A New Pope", which immediately makes me think of Star Wars or the newly-appointed Pope Francis I, and judging from the trailer, this was by design.

But no, the title refers to ' corrupt and ambitious Pope Alexander VI (birthname: Rodrigo Borgia). The show follows the Pope, his son Cesare () and daughter Lucrezia () and focuses on his life as he juggles it in an era when the personal, political, religious, and cultural all intertwined.

The Borgias Season 3 premieres Sunday, April 14th on Showtime.


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