With The Borgias: The First Season TV series on DVD / Blu-ray getting released, quite a lot of fans who missed out on The First Season earlier have a chance to watch the show all over again, Paramount Home Entertainment will be releasing The First Season of The Borgias TV series on DVD and Blu-ray on December 27, 2011. The DVD will be available for the price of $49.99 SRP and the Blu-ray will be available for the price of $67.99. Both discs will contain extra bonus features such as Pilot Episode of "House of Lies", Episode 1 of "Dexter" Season Six and Episodes 1 & 2 of "Episodes".
The first season of the nine episodes show begins with the immoral Spanish family capturing the Roman authority vested in the papacy: Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia becomes Pope Alexander 6 when Pope 8 passes away. As Pope, the senior Borgia manages to bring one of his two sons “Cesare” to the College of Cardinals while his other son “libidinous Juan” has reached the highest rank in the military. These sons and the daughter Lucrezia are the children by the Borgia's wife Vanozza Cattaneo, though he is now in a relationship with another woman “Giulia Farnese” One cardinal - Giuliano Della Rovere is out to overthrow the evil Borgia power and works with outside forces to remove Pope Alexander 6 and builds a coalition with King Charles 8 of France. In the meantime Borgia’s daughter is married to the greedy Giovanni Sforza for financial benefits for the papacy but chooses sleeping with the commoner groomsman Paulo. Cesare seems to be the smartest one of the three children but the whole family wiles its way into the role of oily wickedness that sets the stage for the episodes to follow.