In an answer to prayer, Sky Atlantic has released The Young Pope TV series trailer. Watch it, below. The fictional drama is an eight-part mini-series from writer and director Paolo Sorrentino. A joint production of Sky, HBO, and Canal+, The Young Pope features the first American pontiff, Pope Pius XIII (Jude Law).
The Young Pope TV show cast includes: Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Scott Shepherd, Cécile de France, Javier Cámara, Ludivine Sagnier, Toni Bertorelli, Sebastian Roché, Daniel Vivian, and James Cromwell. The Young Pope is produced by Wildside and co-produced by Haut et Court TV and MEDIAPRO. Executive Producers for Wildside are Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani together with John Lyons.
Sky Atlantic says, “Lenny Belardo is no ordinary Pope. He is the youngest and first American Pope in history. We find him on the morning of his first day in office, preparing to enter into the power struggles inside the closed, secretive Vatican state.” Watch Jude Law, in The Young Pope TV show trailer.
The Young Pope is slated for an October premiere on Sky Atlantic channel in Italy, UK, Germany, Ireland, and Austria. In France it will air on Canal Plus. In the US, The Young Pope will debut on HBO, on a TBD date. Get the details from this Sky press release.
The Young Pope: First-look official teaser trailer from Paolo Sorrentino’s TV series unveiled today
15 June 2016
The first official teaser trailer from the Sky, HBO and Canal+ original joint production, The Young Pope, has been revealed, featuring Jude Law as Lenny Belardo, Pope Pius XIII.
Lenny Belardo, aka Pius XIII, is the first American Pope in history. Young and charming, his election might seem the result of a simple and effective media strategy by the College of Cardinals. But, as we know, appearances can be deceptive. Especially in the place and among the people who have chosen the great mystery of God as the guiding light of their existence. That place is the Vatican and those people are the leaders of the Catholic Church. And the most mysterious and contradictory figure of all turns out to be Pius XIII himself. Shrewd and naïve, old-fashioned and very modern, doubtful and resolute, ironic, pedantic, hurt and ruthless, Pius XIII tries to walk the long path of human loneliness to find a God for mankind. And for himself.
The first official teaser trailer from The Young Pope was unveiled today. The TV series directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino, is a joint production of Sky, HBO and Canal+ to air on Sky Atlantic from October in the five countries in which the media company operates (Italy, UK, Germany, Ireland and Austria) and in France on Canal+.
An international cast joins the two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law starring as Pius XIII: award-winning actress Diane Keaton (Sister Mary), Silvio Orlando (Cardinal Voiello), Scott Shepherd (Cardinal Dussolier), Cécile de France (Sofia), Javier Cámara (Cardinal Gutierrez), Ludivine Sagnier (Esther), Tony Bertorelli (Cardinal Caltanissetta) and James Cromwell (Cardinal Michael Spencer).
The Young Pope is produced by Wildside and co-produced by Haut et Court TV and MEDIAPRO. Executive Producers for Wildside are Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani together with John Lyons.
Executive Producers for Haut et Court TV are Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta and Simon Arnal. Executive Producers for MEDIAPRO are Jaume Roures and Javier Mendez. Executive Producers for Sky Italia are Nils Hartmann, Roberto Amoroso and Sonia Rovai.
International distributor is FremantleMedia International.
Sky is Europe’s leading entertainment company. The group serves 21 million customers across five countries: Italy, Germany, Austria, the UK and Ireland. We offer the best and broadest range of content, deliver market-leading customer service and use innovative new technology to give customers a better TV experience, whenever and wherever they choose. Sky has annual revenues of over £11 billion and is Europe’s leading investor in television content with a combined programming budget of over £4.6 billion. The company employs 31,000 people and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SKY). For more information visit www.sky.com/corporate.
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About Canal +
CANAL+ Group is the leader in provision of premium-content and themed networks, as well as in bundling and distribution of pay-TV offerings. The Group is a benchmark player in free-to-air television broadcasting, too, with its three national channels and advertising sales division. Internationally, CANAL+ Group is expanding in high-growth markets. It is the top pay-TV broadcaster in French-speaking countries worldwide, notably in Africa. It is also a leader in pay-TV in Poland and Vietnam. With STUDIOCANAL, CANAL+ Group is also a European leader in production and distribution of films and TV series.
About Haut et Court TV
In 2007, Haut et Court Group created a television department and went on producing critically acclaimed series’ : XANADU for ARTE (8×52′ broadcast in 2011), SILEX AND THE CITY (THE DARWINERS) a satirical animation series for ARTE ( 4 seasons between 2012 and 2015) and LES REVENANTS (THE RETURNED) for Canal + (8×52’ Season 1 in 2012, Season 2 shooting) its highest-rated original drama ever, winner of the International Emmy Awards for Best TV Series in 2013. Haut et Court TV is currently shooting THE LAST PANTHERS, a 20M€ mini series in co-production with Warp Films, for Canal + and Sky Atlantic written by Jack Thorne and Jérôme Pierrat.
Wildside was created in July 2009 with the objective of producing feature films, documentaries and TV series. The company combines Mario Gianani’s and Offside’s cinema experience with Lorenzo Mieli and Wilder’s television expertise. In cinema Wildside as an arthouse film tradition has worked with talents such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Marco Bellocchio, Saverio Costanzo, all present in competition in international festivals (Cannes, Venice, Berlin), as long as a number of very successful commercial hits. On the TV side Wildside is very active in indigenous and international productions such as “In Treatment” Season 1 and 2, “1992” and now Paolo Sorrentino’s television debut, the international co-production “The Young Pope.”
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