Did you light a candle? HBO has finally confirmed The Young Pope will premiere on Sunday, January 15th at 9:00pm ET/PT. The second episode of the new 10-episode limited drama series will bow the next night, Monday, January 16th at the same time. The remaining episodes will debut on subsequent Sundays and Mondays through the first season’s run.
Jude Law stars as Lenny Belardo, aka Pius XIII. Diane Keaton stars as Sister Mary, a nun from the U.S., who now lives in Vatican City. The cast also includes Silvio Orlando, Scott Shepherd, Cécile de France, Javier Cámara, Ludivine Sagnier, Toni Bertorelli, and James Cromwell.
The Young Pope | Official HBO TV Show Description
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, THE YOUNG POPE tells the story of Lenny Belardo, aka Pius XIII, the first American Pope in history. Young and charming, his election seems to be the result of a simple yet effective media strategy on the part of the College of Cardinals. But appearances can be deceptive — above all, in the place where people have chosen the great mystery of God as the compass guiding their existence.
That place is the Vatican and those people are the leaders of the Church. And Pius XIII proves to be the most mysterious and contradictory of them all. Shrewd and naïve, ironic and pedantic, primeval and cutting-edge, doubting and resolute, melancholy and ruthless, Pius XIII tries to cross the endless river of human solitude to find a God he can give to mankind. And to himself.
A joint Sky, HBO, CANAL+ production, The Young Pope first premiered in Italy and Germany on October 21st. The series has also already debuted in France, UK, Sweden, and Poland.
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