The Borgias is a historical fiction television series created by Neil Jordan. The series is based on the Borgia family, an Italian dynasty of Spanish origin, and stars Jeremy Irons as Pope Alexander VI and David Oakes, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger and Aidan Alexander as Juan, Cesare, Lucrezia and Gioffre Borgia, respectively. Derek Jacobi also stars as Cardinal Orsini. It premieres April 3, 2011 at 9 PM Eastern on Showtime in the U.S. and at 10 PM on Bravo! in Canada.