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Borgia drama could replace The Tudors

The Tudors

Story by Jack Foley

A NEW show about the infamous Borgia clan is being developed by writer-director to potentially replace The Tudors (pictured).

Jordan – who remains best known for The Crying Game – has penned a script for for Showtime, DreamWorks Television and Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers company.

The Borgias were a notorious Italian noble family that ran amok during the Renaissance, with murder, adultery, thievery and family intrigue the order of the day.

It is being viewed as a natural successor for The Tudors, which is set to complete its fourth and final season in the spring.

A pilot has yet to be approved, although hopes are high for the project, particularly as Jordan has long been keen to develop a project on the subject. According to Variety, he originally intended to make a movie, only to be advised that the story might work better over the course of a TV series.

The only potential stumbling block could be the fact that a second Borgias project is also in the works, from Tom Fontana, Chris Albrecht and Anne Thomopoulos.

That trio have been developing a European production that is still awaiting a greenlight decision from French and German companies.