"Francois Arnaud joins <i>The Borgias</i> According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Francois Arnaud (I Killed My Mother) has come aboard Showtime's drama series The Borgias. He will play the role of Cesare.

Cesare is the ambitious son of Rodrigo Borgia (played by Jeremy Irons) in the show. The Borgias is being called "a Renaissance-era crime family drama." Neil Jordan is directing the pilot. Thirteen episodes have been ordered.

The Borgias is replacing The Tudors as the network's new period drama.