The Young Pope is a ten episode series that will be telling the controversial story of the beginning of Pius XIII’s pontificate. Jude Law will star as Pius XIII and Academy Award winner Diane Keaton as Sister Mary, a nun from the United States now living in Vatican City. The series is directed by Paolo Sorrentino.
The Young Pope is a look into “the clear signs of God’s existence. The clear signs of God’s absence. How faith can be search for and lost. The greatness of holiness, so great as to be unbearable when you are fighting temptations and when all you can do is to yield to them. The inner struggle between the huge responsibility of the Head of the Catholic Church and the miseries of the simple man that fate (or the Holy Spirit) chose as Pontiff. Finally, how to handle and manipulate power in a state whose dogma and more imperative is the renunciation of power and selfless love towards one’s neighbor.”
The Young Pope will be hitting HBO, Canal+ and Sky Atlantic on October 27th!