Release Date:February 21,2012
Although not on par with Fontana's Homicide (especially the early seasons which may be the best TV police dramas ever), The Borgia is certainly better than Showtime's attempt at dramatizing the era and packs enough punch to make you want to keep watching beyond its first few episodes.
Before The Mafia, there were The Borgia. Packed with drama, intrigue and lawlessness, Lionsgate debuts Borgia Faith and Fear Season One on DVD and Digital Download this February. The international series, created and executive produced by three-time Emmy® winning drama veteran Tom Fontana*, stars John Doman (HBO's "The Wire") as Rodrigo Borgia, a Renaissance-era pope who is on the quest for ultimate power.
In the era of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement, rampant lawlessness and incessant war also reigned. A crime family emerged and would open the most infamous chapter in the history of the Catholic Church. In the center of the story is Rodrigo Borgia - pope and ruthless dictator, on a quest for power and the ultimate prize, the Chair of Saint Peter.
The complete first season features all 12 gripping one-hour episodes plus a "making of" featurette, as a three-disc set.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
• “The Making of Borgia Faith and Fear” featurette
• Borgia Diaries: Cast and Crew Interviews