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Young Pope, The (Sky – HBO 2017, Jude Law, Ludivine Sagnier)



Ten-episode limited series The Young Pope tells the story of the beginning of Pius XIII’s pontificate. Born Lenny Belardo, he is shrewd and naïve, ironic and pedantic, primeval and cutting-edge, doubting and resolute, melancholy and ruthless.

The first American pope in history, Pius XIII tries to cross the endless river of human solitude to find a God he can give to mankind. And to himself.

Jude Law stars in the title role; Diane Keaton stars as Sister Mary, a nun from the U.S. now living in Vatican City.

A joint production of Sky, HBO and Canal +; Paolo Sorrentino directs. Debuts Jan. 15.

Jude Law as Lenny Belardo/Pius XIII
Ludivine Sagnier as Ester Aubry
Cécile de France as Sofia Dubois
Diane Keaton as Sister Mary
James Cromwell as Cardinal Michael Spencer
Javier Cámara as Monsignor Bernardo Alonso Gutierrez
Scott Shepherd as Cardinal Andrew Dussolier
Silvio Orlando as Cardinal Angelo Voiello
Toni Bertorelli as Cardinal Caltanissetta

key behind the scenes crew
John Lyons as Executive Producer
Lorenzo Mieli as Executive Producer
Mario Gianani as Executive Producer
Paolo Sorrentino as Creator/Executive Producer/Director of pilot

show type

broadcast from
1 season of 10 episodes

network and production companies
Sky – HBO – Haut et Court TV – MEDIAPRO – Wildside