The Young Pope tells the controversial story of the beginning of Pius XIII's pontificate. Born Lenny Belardo, he is a complex and conflicted character, so conservative in his choices as to border on obscurantism, yet full of compassion towards the weak and poor. The first American pope, Pius XIII is a man of great power who is stubbornly resistant to the Vatican courtiers, unconcerned with the implications to his authority.
Young and charming, newly elected Pius XIII, aka Lenny Belardo, is the first American Pope in history. His ascension appears to be the result of a simple, effective media strategy implemented by the College of Cardinals. In the Vatican, however, the prevailing wisdom is the church's leaders have chosen a mysterious figure as their guiding force. And Pius XIII proves to be the most mysterious and contradictory of them all. As Belardo begins his reign, he is stubbornly resistant to the Vatican stewards, instead relying on Sister Mary to serve as his chief adviser. While she urges him to focus on leading his billion followers, the young pope shows little interest in making himself known, either to the College of Cardinals or to the masses. The 10-episode drama series stars Jude Law in the title role and Diane Keaton as Sister Mary, a nun from the U.S. now living in Vatican City.
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The Young Pope Airs: Friday
The Young Pope Status: Ended
THE YOUNG POPE - General Information
Series Premiere: October 21, 2016 Classification: Scripted Genre: Drama Network: Sky Atlantic Airs: Friday at 09:00 pm Runtime: 70 Minutes
THE YOUNG POPE - Season 1 -- 10 Episodes
1x1 -- Oct 21, 2016 -- Episode 1 1x2 -- Oct 21, 2016 -- Episode 2 1x3 -- Oct 28, 2016 -- Episode 3 1x4 -- Oct 28, 2016 -- Episode 4 1x5 -- Nov 04, 2016 -- Episode 5 1x6 -- Nov 04, 2016 -- Episode 6 1x7 -- Nov 11, 2016 -- Episode 7 1x8 -- Nov 11, 2016 -- Episode 8 1x9 -- Nov 18, 2016 -- Episode 9 1x10 -- Nov 18, 2016 -- Episode 10