Showtime has made the decision to renew a drama series that is currently airing its second season, Deadline.com reports. The series is the Jeremy Irons historical drama "The Borgias."
Showtime has ordered a 10-episode third season, which will premiere in 2013.
In the show, Oscar winner Irons plays Pope Alexander VI, the clever, manipulative patriarch of the infamous Italian Renaissance family the Borgias, who builds an empire by bribing, buying and muscling his way into the papacy.
Also starring in the show are Joanne Whalley, Francois Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Lotte Verbeek, David Oakes and Colm Feore. Feature film director Neil Jordan will continue as the drama’s creator and executive producer, and will be writer-director for some episodes.