One of Netflix’s oldest Netflix Original series is currently showing to be leaving Netflix in November 2018. Here’s what we know about the removal and whether or not Netflix will follow-through and actually take the series off of Netflix.
Not to be confused with The Borgias from Showtime, this foreign Netflix Original first appeared on the streaming service back in 2011. The historical drama was a very complicated production involving lots of different stakeholders in the production including Canal+, Sky Italy, ZDF, ORF 2 and Netflix themselves. That’s why the show is considered a French-German-Czech-Italian production.
In case you haven’t seen the show, it’s a historical drama which documents the Borgia family and its rise to power from the 1490’s to the early 1500’s. The series featured a mixture in actors from all different backgrounds and origins. It’s an impressive production and scored well with critics.
The removal date is showing up on Netflix in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom where the show is distributed exclusively by Netflix, or at least has been.
All three seasons are seemingly set to leave Netflix on November 1st, 2018.
Will the series actually leave Netflix?
At the moment, we’re not sure. Netflix Originals by their nature are original productions which means Netflix has exclusive rights to them. Given how complicated the setup was for Borgia, it could be the case that Netflix will be removing the show. This would be extremely rare as we can’t recall a single time a Netflix Original has left Netflix whether it’s a full original, co-production, international distribution or continuation.
You can keep an eye on our leaving Netflix in November post where we’ll continue updating throughout October and into November regarding the status.
We’ve reached out to Netflix to confirm whether or not Borgia will be leaving the service.