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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 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 Allison Case ...  Young Sister Mary 7 episodes, 2016
Olivia Macklin ...  Madre 7 episodes, 2016
Daniel Vivian ...  Domen 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
Janet Frances Baines Janet Frances Baines 6 episodes, 2016
Jim Adhi Limas Jim Adhi Limas 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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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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Release Date:

15 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ifjú pápa 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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The sculpture of Pope 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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Sensational
29 October 2016 | by stefan-soosSee all my reviews

Wow, don't think i ever been that impressed by the first two episodes of a TV series. The story line doesn't sound that innovative: young, unknown American cardinal becomes pope surprisingly but instead of being a puppet for the powerful cardinals in the background, he is trying to take the vatican over completely. Now this could be just another vatican drama or another over the top comedy about the church...but its something very different. Jude Laws portrayal of the young pope is certainly one of the better acting performances I've seen in a while. he is cold, stoic but also full of rage and passionate about his convictions and most important: you cant figure him out. one minute you think he is a complete jerk or insane, next you believe that he is a saint. the cinematography and music is excellent. some of the mass scenes could have been shot better but thats nit picking.


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