Ten new episodes are to go into production this summer to air in 2012, David Nevins, president of entertainment for Showtime Networks, announced Tuesday.
"'The Borgias' has become Sunday-night appointment viewing for a broad swath of our subscribers," Nevins said in a statement. "Neil Jordan's cleverly crafted tale of a 15th century papal family has proven quickly addictive. It's a tribute to his incredible skills as an auteur and to the extraordinary cast led by Jeremy Irons that this show fits so seamlessly into our line-up of quality shows."
Showtime said "The Borgias," which premiered this month, delivered the best ratings for a new Showtime drama series in seven years. It attracted 3.71 million viewers across multiple platforms during its premiere week.