‘The Borgias’ Finale to Be Revealed in ‘The Borgia Apocalypse’ E-Book
A few months ago, fans of Showtime’s ‘The Borgias‘ were dismayed to learn that the cable network had opted not to proceed with additional episodes of the religious period drama, even turning down the opportunity to wrap things up with a two-hour production, similar to how ‘The Big C‘ managed to reach its ultimate end. Now, however, creator and showrunner Neil Jordan will get his chance to wrap up the series by releasing an e-book, ‘The Borgia Apocalypse,’ to reveal his vision of the series’ end.
Showtime announced the book’s release earlier today, adding that it will be based on Jordan’s vision for the finale of the series, and will be available for download from major retailers later on this week.
“I wanted a totally biblical ending, for the Pope (Jeremy Irons) to burn in hell,” Jordan teased months ago of his ending for ‘The Borgias.’ The two-hour finale would have seen the Pope dying without anyone willing to hear his confession, before the only agreeable participant would ultimately reveal, “I’m sorry, it’s too late, you’re already dead and burning in hell.” Jordan added, “This satisfies all moral feelings about the Pope.”
Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins previously explained the decision not to move forward with a ‘Borgias’ movie, saying, “Now we have a nice upward build towards the finale. We have a nice ending, a good climax, and I didn’t want to muck it up with an afterthought.”
Well, what say you? Fans no doubt remain disappointed to not see a cinematic end to ‘The Borgias,’ but will Neil Jordan’s e-book bring enough closure to the franchise?