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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 ...  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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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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The first season had a production budget of $45 million, making it the most expensive Italian television production in history. See more »


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The Dream
Performed by Sumi Jo
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Surprisingly refreshing and original
15 November 2016 | by sdurgin-40296See all my reviews

Entertaining. At first glance, seems like another arrogant attempt at modernity, but this impression fades rapidly with the clever writing and occasional unexpected turns.

What is refreshing: A pope depicted who actually searches, apparently struggles to find God and battles with his own conscience while sizing up and cutting down his subjects. Petulant, youthful, distrustful yet demanding respect and insisting on infallibility as an absolute sovereign...

Just like the Holy See's attitude and position in a world that has evolved beyond its teachings, but still does not fathom the danger in its unchecked political maneuverings.

What better example to express to the outside world the notion that any one of us can know God as we are known.


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