HBO has confirmed the premiere date for new limited drama series, “The Young Pope” for January 15. The 10-episode series stars Jude Law in the title role of “The Young Pope” which “tells the story of Lenny Belardo, aka Pius XIII, the first American Pope in history. Young and charming, his election seems to be the result of a simple yet effective media strategy on the part of the College of Cardinals,” says HBO’s press release. “But appearances can be deceptive – above all, in the place where people have chosen the great mystery of God as the compass guiding their existence. That place is the Vatican and those people are the leaders of the Church. And Pius XIII proves to be the most mysterious and contradictory of them all. Shrewd and naïve, ironic and pedantic, primeval and cutting-edge, doubting and resolute, melancholy and ruthless, Pius XIII tries to cross the endless river of human solitude to find a God he can give to mankind. And to himself.”
“The Young Pope” stars Diane Keaton as sister Mary, and American nun living in Vatican City, and other cast members include Silvio Orlando, Scott Shepherd, Cécile de France, Javier Cámara, Ludivine Sagnier, Toni Bertorelli and James Cromwell.
“The Young Pope” is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, January 15 at 9 pm ET on HBO.
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