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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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2017  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ...  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
Armando Pizzuti 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
Nadee Kammellaweera Nadee Kammellaweera ...  Sister Suree 5 episodes, 2016
Maurizio Lombardi Maurizio Lombardi ...  Cardinal Mario Assente 5 episodes, 2016
Jacob Desvarieux Jacob Desvarieux ...  African Cardinal 5 episodes, 2016
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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Lead us not into temptation... See more »

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Drama

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Italy | France | Spain | UK | USA

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English | Italian

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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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The pictures shown during the opening titles are: 'Adoration of the Shepherds' (1622) by Gerard van Honthorst, 'Delivery of the Keys' (1482) by Perugino, 'Conversion on the Way to Damascus' (1601) by Caravaggio, an icon representing the First Council of Nicaea, 'Peter the Hermit Riding a White Mule with a Crucifix in His Hand and Circulating Through the Cities and Villages Preaching the Crusade' (1827-29) by Francesco Hayez, 'Stigmata of St. Francis' (ca. 1420) by Gentile da Fabriano, 'Saint Thomas of Villanova Distributing Alms' (ca. 1660) by Mateo Cerezo, 'Michelangelo Presents Paul IV with His Model of St Peter's' (1619) by Passignano, and 'The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre' (1572) by François Dubois. See more »


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12 November 2016 | by isungazerSee all my reviews

I am utterly in love with this series. From the gorgeous soundtrack, to the depth and humour of the dialogues, the sharp exposure of human nature and the intricacies of belief and devotion, this series in an absolute joy. This comment is from someone whose last favorite series was BBC's Merlin. I rarely watch TV and follow series; it really has to be something special to grab my attention and keep it for a long time. This is truly special. I am devouring it, fully embodying the sinner in me. I confess to the deadly sins of gluttony - because I am never satisfied and I always want more of it - and lust, because Jude Law is oh my God so sexy and hot, in body, mind, and soul, and a brilliant, brilliant actor; I was happy to know he also produces it. And why not sloth too, since I don't mind spending several hours in a row watching it and I don't feel a slight bit of guilt because of it. Oops, here goes for pride. I am totally free of greed though, for I wish everyone watch this and drink of this divine juice. Amazing, and I hope there will be no more seasons, otherwise it will lose its substance and depth. Good things come in small packets. Thank you for this gem and congratulations for the genius collaboration behind it.


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