TV - The New Pope

Promising "a different kind of religious experience," the new pope gets his turn in the spotlight as the new trailer is released for The New Pope, coming to Sky Atlantic in January...

The New Pope, written by Paolo Sorrentino, with Umberto Contarello and Stefano Bises, marks Sorrentino’s second limited series set in the world of the modern papacy, the first being The Young Pope which was shown in 2016.

All nine episodes of the new series, another co-production between Sky, HBO and Canal+, are also directed by Sorrentino and the cast again features two-time Academy Award® nominees Jude Law as Lennie Belardo (aka Pius XIII) however he is joined this time by the "New Pope" of the title, Giovanni Paolo III played by John Malkovich.

Returning cast from The Young Pope include Silvio Orlando as Cardinal Angelo Voiello, Camerlengo and Cardinal Secretary of State; Javier Cámara as Cardinal Bernardo Gutierrez, Master of Ceremonies of the Holy See; Cécile de France as Sofia, in charge of marketing for the Holy See; Ludivine Sagnier as Esther, the wife of a member of the Pontifical Swiss Guard; and Maurizio Lombardi as Cardinal Mario Assente. New cast for the new series include Henry Goodman, Ulrich Thomsen, Mark Ivanir, Yuliya Snigir and Massimo Ghini. And guest stars in the new series are set to include Sharon Stone and Marilyn Manson. Yes, really.

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