18 August 2016

The Young Pope

An original series by SKY/HBO/Canal +
Produced by Wildside

Directed by Paolo Sorrentino

Starring Jude Law

This international collaboration between SKY/HBO/CANAL+ sees Jude Law taking on the eponymous role of young American Pope – Lenny Belardo – Pope Pius XIII was premiered in Venice to resounding praise from the invited audience.  See early reviews from Hollywood Reporter, The Guardian and The Telegraph here:

‘Sharply drawn characters and an enjoyably irreverent fantasy keep you guessing’ Hollywood Reporter
‘Jude Law’s sleek pontiff shines in Sorrentino’s Twin Peaks’ The Guardian
‘Sorrentino has set the stage for both a spiky war of wills and a twisting character study – a sacred mystery shot through with stabs of the profane’ The Telegraph

Directed by Paolo Sorrentino winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film with “The Great Beauty,” The Young Pope filmed predominantly in Italy with additional locations including the United States, Africa and Puerto Rico.

The Young Pope’s stellar cast includes Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Scott Shepherd, Cecile de France, Javier Camara, Ludivine Sagnier and James Cromwell.

The all important date for your diary is 27th October when the first feature length episode airs on Sky Atlantic.   Check out the latest trailer here: