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The Young Pope (HBO) C: Paolo Sorrentino, S: Jude Law, Diane Keaton



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Newly elected Pope Pius XIII (Jude Law), a.k.a. Lenny Belardo, defies expectations as he settles in at the Vatican to begin his reign. The youngest and first American pope in history, Lenny's ascension was orchestrated by the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Voiello (Silvio Orlando), who mistakenly believed the young pope would follow his lead on policy and protocol. Instead, Lenny shuns Voiello and tasks his confessor, Don Tommaso (Marcello Romolo), to share details on the private thoughts and motives of those in his inner circle.

Meanwhile, as Cardinal Spencer (James Cromwell), Lenny's onetime mentor, stews about being passed over as pontiff, the new pope flies in Sister Mary (Diane Keaton), who raised him since he was delivered to an orphanage at seven, to serve as his chief advisor. While Sister Mary urges Lenny to put aside dark memories and focus on leading his billion followers, the young pope shows no inclination towards making himself available, either to the College of Cardinals or to the masses.

Written by Paolo Sorrentino; directed by Paolo Sorrentino.

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Cécile de France as Sofia Dubois
· Diane Keaton as Sister Mary
· James Cromwell as Cardinal Michael Spencer
· Javier Cámara as Monsignor Bernardo Alonso Gutierrez
· Jude Law as Lenny Belardo/Pius XIII
· Ludivine Sagnier as Ester Aubry
· Scott Shepherd as Cardinal Andrew Dussolier
· Silvio Orlando as Cardinal Angelo Voiello
· Toni Bertorelli as Cardinal Caltanissetta

CREW INFORMATION:
· John Lyons as EP
· Lorenzo Mieli as EP
· Mario Gianani as EP
· Paolo Sorrentino as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)

A joint production of Sky, HBO and Canal +; Paolo Sorrentino directs. Debuts Jan. 15.
10 episode series. Episodes will air on Sundays and Mondays for five weeks.

A second season is currently in development.
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Re: The Young Pope (HBO) C: Paolo Sorrentino, S: Jude Law, Diane Keaton

Not really interested in the concept of this, but I have liked all of Sorrentino's movies, so I'll check it out just based on his work.
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Great first episode. I'm in.
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This received pretty good ratings when it aired last fall on Sky Italy so I'm not surprised a second season is already in development. Reviews were fairly positive, so I'm looking forward to check it out. Interesting choice by HBO to condense its season by airing it on b2b nights over 5 weeks.
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That was boring as hell.
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Re: The Young Pope (HBO) C: Paolo Sorrentino, S: Jude Law, Diane Keaton

Originally Posted by starseed1981 View Post
That was boring as hell.
Yeah, hope it improves.
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Originally Posted by starseed1981 View Post
That was boring as hell.
It started out great with that speech and then it was a snooze-fest.

I'll give it a few more episodes.
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Originally Posted by candyrocket786 View Post
It started out great with that speech and then it was a snooze-fest.

I'll give it a few more episodes.
Agreed.
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Very disappointed in the first episode, all the characters have the same bland tone about them. No one stands out as being at all interesting.

I couldn't help but roll my eyes at Mole-man ordering people to start looking into the young pope's background for dirt and scandal. Like, isn't that something he would have done months ago, as soon as his name was even mentioned as a candidate?

I'll check out the second episode, but I don't think this show is going to be for me.
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First ep was interesting enough, but no way this guy would be elected Pope.

But will see if i can keep up with this.
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It has a very Italian art film aesthetic to it, which is to be expected I suppose. I'll give it a few more eps.

Why is it a "limited series" when it has 10 eps (the same number as any number of "full" series on HBO) and there will be a second season?

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Since it's HBO, how long until this young pope wags his dick at the camera?
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Re: The Young Pope (HBO) C: Paolo Sorrentino, S: Jude Law, Diane Keaton

I read somewhere that they already asked for a second season.

Not sure how much control HBO has on it, since it's sharing credit with some european companies.
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Re: The Young Pope (HBO) C: Paolo Sorrentino, S: Jude Law, Diane Keaton

I gave up part way through episode two. Anyone here keep watching?
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It's just not for me. My fiance loves it. Maybe one day I'll revisit it in a binge watching capacity. But right now, I just don't feel like watching it.
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Re: The Young Pope (HBO) C: Paolo Sorrentino, S: Jude Law, Diane Keaton

I love it. My wife likes it too.

It's not an American show. It's not an HBO show. If you watched something from the creator of the show, you know the style.

Although it's a very European show I think American viewers can enjoy the show too. In the last episode I was dying laughing when they were talking about Maradona, and soccer. My wife just looked at me like I was crazy.
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I've really gotten into it, it's off the wall fun.
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Re: The Young Pope (HBO) C: Paolo Sorrentino, S: Jude Law, Diane Keaton

There's a montage of Pius XIII Pope Lenny changing into his big Pope outfit to meet the cardinals, and the LMFAO song "Sexy and I Know It" plays. Its as bizarre and goofy as it sounds
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Re: The Young Pope (HBO) C: Paolo Sorrentino, S: Jude Law, Diane Keaton

Cartainly ended on a cliffhanger.

I enjoyed the series overall, I thought it improved as it went as long with episode 9 being the high point.

I can't say I've ever seen a series that visually, was as beautiful as this show was. The outside shots were gorgeous.
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I also warmed up to this show quite a bit. In the end I thought it was very good. Interesting qnd thought provoking.
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It was really great. I was almost crying most of the episode.

Most religious people hated the show, but one Jesuit priest I follow in Facebook thought it was a great spiritual experience. I agree with him. It was a great spiritual experience for me.

Jude Law was great, and all the secondary characters were great too. Some looked like caricatures at the beginning of the show, but they were able to grow them.

Thought provoking is another great definition of the show.
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http://deadline.com/2017/05/the-new-...ky-1202094398/

Sequel series will be called "The New Pope" and will film early next year.

Sounds like it will be a new cast.
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Just started watching this. It's a great looking show, Jude Law is a dick, but it is rather dull so far -- finished watching episode 2.
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'The New Pope': John Malkovich to Star Alongside Jude Law in HBO Follow-Up
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...low-up-1124373
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Re: The Young Pope (HBO) C: Paolo Sorrentino, S: Jude Law, Diane Keaton

Bought the first season for cheap, and I figured if Jude Law was going to take it, it would have a somewhat layered and deep meaning and that Sorrentino allowed Law to participate in his series for a reason. Was not disappointed. Rather harsh take on Catholics and The Vatican (they are separate, you know), but at the same rather honest, too. I like it, and have watched 7 episodes so far

Good to hear Sorrentino is writing AND directing the follow-up series. This means Sorrentino wants to continue his message.

American actors aside, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Cécile de France, and Ludivine Sagnier are some of the actors that are absolutely stellar in their performances and should be watched in other features they've been in.

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