The New Pope is a spinoff of 2016’s hit series The Young Pope starring Jude Law as Pius XIII, also known as Lenny Belardo.
The Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino also returns, directing all nine episodes of the new season. The series is written by Sorrentino with Umberto Contarello and Stefano Bises, and marks Sorrentino’s second limited series set in the world of the modern papacy.
Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, and Cécile de France all reprise their Young Pope roles. Joining the cast is Ulrich Thomsen as Lenny’s doctor and John Malkovich as his apparent successor. Sharon Stone and Marilyn Manson will guest star. The New Pope will be broadcast in January on HBO in the US, Sky Atlantic in the UK and C More in Scandinavia. Catch the trailer here.