Sky Atlantic Releases New Trailer For ‘The New Pope’, Premiering 12th Jan 2020

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10 Dec 19

Sky Atlantic has released a brand new trailer for The New Pope, which premieres on Sky Atlantic from 12th January 2020.

Judging by this new trailer it seems the drama could easily have been called “Who’s The Pope?” if that didn’t sound like a dodgy sitcom! As the series begins, Pius XIII (Jude Law) is in a coma… And after an unpredictable and mysterious turn of events, the Secretary of State Voiello succeeds in the enterprise of having Sir John Brannox (John Malkovich), a moderate English aristocrat, charming and sophisticated, placed on the papal throne adopting the name John Paul III.

The new pope seems perfect, but he conceals secrets and a certain fragility. And he immediately understands that it will not be easy to replace the charismatic Pius XIII: hanging between life and death, Lenny Belardo has become a Saint and thousands of faithful are now idolising him, fuelling the contrast between fundamentalisms.

Meanwhile, the Church is under attack from several scandals that risk devastating the hierarchies irreversibly and from external threats striking the symbols of Christianity. As always, however, in the Vatican nothing is what it seems. Good and evil proceed arm in arm towards history. And to reach the showdown we must wait for the events to take their course…

All nine episodes of ‘The New Pope’ are directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino. The limited series is written by Sorrentino with Umberto Contarello and Stefano Bises, and marks Sorrentino’s second series set in the world of the modern papacy.

The cast features two-time Academy Award nominees Jude Law and John Malkovich. Returning cast from ‘The Young Pope’ include Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier and Maurizio Lombardi. New cast for the limited series are Henry Goodman, Ulrich Thomsen, Mark Ivanir, Yuliya Snigir and Massimo Ghini. Sharon Stone and Marilyn Manson guest star.

The New Pope is a Sky original series, part of Sky’s increased investment in original production through Sky Studios, a Europe-wide development and production capability.

The New Pope’ premieres Sunday, 12th January 2020 on Sky Atlantic in the UK (time TBC). HBO premieres the series in the US, Monday, January 13, (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT).