HBO and Sky Atlantic Join Forces For The Young Pope, Starring Jude Law
HBO and Sky Atlantic will join forces for upcoming eight-part series The Young Pope, starring Jude Law.
It will be about Pope Pius XIII, a young American in the role of most powerful man in the Roman Catholic Church.
Pope Pius is resistant to Vatican courtiers and is described to be similar to Breaking Bad’s Walter White or The Sopranos’ Tony Soprano.
The show was created by Paolo Sorrentino. It will be exec-producers by Lorenzo Mieli, Mario Gianani and John Lyons for Wildside and Simon Arnal, Caroline Benjo and Carole Scotta for Haut et Court.
The Young Pope will begin filming next year. It will air on Sky in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria as well as HBO in the US.