The Young Pope

Lenny Belardo, aka 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.

Country of Origin: UK-USA

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Latest/Next UK Season: 1

Latest/Next UK TV Air Date: 27 October 2016 at 9:00 pm

UK Channel: Sky Atlantic

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Jude Law stars as Lenny Belardo, aka Pius XIII, is the first American Pope in history.