Showtime cancels The Borgias, Heretics!

The historical saga, starring Jeremy Irons, ends after three seasons.

The Borgias, Showtime’s latest sweeping historical saga, has been canceled and will end its run with the third-season finale airing June 16.

Jeremy Irons stars as Pope Alexander VI, the patriarch of the Borgia dynasty, in the series created by Neil Jordan (The Crying Game).

“I never thought I would make a cable series and have enjoyed every minute of it,” Jordan said in a statement. “For a variety of reasons we won’t be doing a fourth season, but “The Prince” (the series finale) did seem like the end of a journey for the family. Whatever bonded them as a family dies in this episode, and the center of the drama for me was always the family.”

The finale sees Alexander and Cesare (Francois Arnaud) reconciled and taking steps to create a hereditary kingdom across Italy.

The series, filmed in Budapest, Hungary is not among Showtime’s most popular: Last weekend’s episode drew 804,000 viewers for its Sunday premiere, though the season to date the series is drawing 2.4 million across several platforms, similar to last season, the network says.