The first trailer and image from the Sky, HBO and Canal+ original joint production, The Young Pope has been released by the Sky today.
The show stars Jude Law as Lenny Belardo, aka Pope Pius XIII, is the first American Pope in history. Young and charming, his election might seem the result of a simple and effective media strategy by the College of Cardinals. But, as we know, appearances can be deceptive. Especially in the place and among the people who have chosen the great mystery of God as the guiding light of their existence. That place is the Vatican and those people are the leaders of the Catholic Church. And the most mysterious and contradictory figure of all turns out to be Pius XIII himself. Shrewd and naïve, old-fashioned and very modern, doubtful and resolute, ironic, pedantic, hurt and ruthless, Pius XIII tries to walk the long path of human loneliness to find a God for mankind. And for himself.
The Young Pope is directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino, and has an impressive international cast joining Law on the show. Diane Keaton (The Godfather, The First Wives Club) playing Sister Mary, Italian actor Silvio Orlando as Cardinal Voiello, Scott Shepherd (Jason Bourne, Bridge of Spies) as Cardinal Dussolier, Belgian actress Cécile de France as Sofia, Spanish actor Javier Cámara as Cardinal Gutierrez, French actress Ludivine Sagnier as Esther, Italian actor Toni Bertorelli as Cardinal Caltanissetta, and the brilliant James Cromwell (Babe, Star Trek: First Contact, Halt and Catch Fire) as Cardinal Michael Spencer.
No news on an air date for the show yet, although we suspect it will be later in 2016. Check here for the latest information.