Borgia drama could replace 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.