March 14, 2013 08:53:30 GMT
The promo video highlights Jeremy Irons' Pope Alexander VI, who is not afraid to tackle many issues, from diplomacy to family values.
While the Catholic Church has just elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis in the papal election conclave, Showtime releases a promo for "The Borgias" season 3 aptly titled "A New Pope". It focuses on key character Rodrigo Borgia/ Pope Alexander VI, who is not really new as he has assumed the role since the first season of the show.
Jeremy Irons' Pope Alexander VI is described as a man who's not afraid to tackle all issues, such as diplomacy, morality and family values. Ironically, at the same time the scenes show him comitting sins, including burning a man alive, leading a war and having threesome.
The new installment of the period drama series will premiere Sunday, April 14 at 10 P.M. ET on Showtime.