'The Borgias': Watch the first episode now before the official premiere

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Well, you don't have to wait for the official premiere of "The Borgias" this Sunday (April 3) as the network has posted the first episode online.

The new series from  Neil Jordan ("The Crying Game," "Michael Collins")   is set in 15th Century Italy. It stars Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia who uses any tool at his disposal to rise to the position of Pope Alexander VI. Once there, he continues to use bribery, threats and more to amass as much power and wealth as he can for himself and his four children.

Watch the premiere episode below and let us know what you think!


The Borgias: Season 1, Episode 1 by Showtime
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