Francois Arnaud joins Showtime's 'Borgias'


Showtime's drama series "The Borgias" has found its Cesare.

Actor Francois Arnaud ("I Killed My Mother") will take the role in the series.

Cesare is the ambitious son of Rodrigo Borgia (Jermey Irons) in the show, which is billed as a Renaissance-era crime family drama. Neil Jordan directs the pilot. Thirteen episodes have been ordered. Arnaud is repped by APA.

"Borgias" will effectively replace the outgoing "Tudors" as the network's lavish period drama.