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The Young Pope 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Series (2016)
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The beginning of the pontificate of Lenny Belardo, alias Pius XIII, the first American Pope in history.

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Paolo Sorrentino
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Series cast summary:
Jude Law ...  Lenny Belardo 10 episodes, 2016
Diane Keaton ...  Sister Mary 10 episodes, 2016
Silvio Orlando ...  Cardinal Voiello 10 episodes, 2016
Javier Cámara ...  Cardinal Gutierrez / ... 10 episodes, 2016
Scott Shepherd ...  Cardinal Dussolier 10 episodes, 2016
Cécile de France ...  Sofia 10 episodes, 2016
Ludivine Sagnier ...  Esther / ... 10 episodes, 2016
Toni Bertorelli Toni Bertorelli ...  Cardinal Caltanissetta 10 episodes, 2016
James Cromwell ...  Cardinal Michael Spencer 10 episodes, 2016
Ignazio Oliva ...  Valente 10 episodes, 2016
Marcello Romolo Marcello Romolo ...  Don Tommaso / ... 9 episodes, 2016
Frank Gingerich Frank Gingerich ...  Young Lenny 7 episodes, 2016
Allison Case ...  Young Sister Mary 7 episodes, 2016
Olivia Macklin ...  Madre 7 episodes, 2016
Daniel Vivian ...  Domen 7 episodes, 2016
Janet Frances Baines Janet Frances Baines ...  Sister Bice 7 episodes, 2016
Armando Pizzuti ...  Priest Triregno 7 episodes, 2016
Gianluca Guidi Gianluca Guidi ...  Father Amatucci 6 episodes, 2016
Vladimir Bibic Vladimir Bibic ...  Ozolins 6 episodes, 2016
Ramón García Ramón García ...  Aguirre 6 episodes, 2016
Jim Adhi Limas ...  Cardinal 6 episodes, 2016
Sara Lazzaro ...  Cloistered Nun 6 episodes, 2016
Edoardo Bussi Edoardo Bussi 6 episodes, 2016
Matteo Lai Matteo Lai ...  Tour Guide 6 episodes, 2016
Sebastian Roché ...  Cardinal Michel Marivaux 5 episodes, 2016
Nadie Kammallaweera Nadie Kammallaweera ...  Sister Suree 5 episodes, 2016
Maurizio Lombardi ...  Cardinal Mario Assente 5 episodes, 2016
Jacob Desvarieux Jacob Desvarieux ...  African Cardinal 5 episodes, 2016
Jack McQuaid Jack McQuaid ...  Young Dussolier 5 episodes, 2016
Collin Smith ...  Padre 5 episodes, 2016
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Storyline

Young and charming, newly elected Pius XIII, aka Lenny Belardo, is the first American Pope in history. His ascension appears to be the result of a simple, effective media strategy implemented by the College of Cardinals. In the Vatican, however, the prevailing wisdom is the church's leaders have chosen a mysterious figure as their guiding force. And Pius XIII proves to be the most mysterious and contradictory of them all. As Belardo begins his reign, he is stubbornly resistant to the Vatican stewards, instead relying on Sister Mary to serve as his chief adviser. While she urges him to focus on leading his billion followers, the young pope shows little interest in making himself known, either to the College of Cardinals or to the masses. The 10-episode drama series stars Jude Law in the title role and Diane Keaton as Sister Mary, a nun from the U.S. now living in Vatican City.

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English | Italian

Release Date:

15 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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(10 episodes) | (total run time)

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The sculpture of Pope John Paul II, which is shown being hit by a meteorite during the opening credits, is a replica of "The Ninth Hour" by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. The original sculpture was sold at auction at Christie's for $886,000 in 2001. See more »


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Well balanced, beautifully written script, plenty of fun.
28 October 2016 | by paul-15242See all my reviews

It was everything I was hoping for, great set, awesome cast. Lots of swish vocabulary being delivered and not overdone. My thoughts after 30 minutes were "This is going to be Boardwalk Empire in the Vatican" and more. That's not to say that this is like anything done before, more, totally hasn't been done before, and instead of the huge music scores and frowning gown clergy, you get an unpredictable drama, plenty of humour and some wonderfully shot scenes - None of which distract. Jude Law plays the Pope like your father plays the villain when you have a friend over - His vindictive nature is apparent and has you rubbing your hands for the next time the Pope wants to single somebody out... He suffers no fools... Watch it folks, it's fantastic!


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