If you were hoping for another season of HBO’s The Young Pope, your prayers have been answered… well, sort of.
The network has announced a new limited series, The New Pope, from Paolo Sorrentino — the creator/director behind The Young Pope, the Jude Law-starring HBO drama that aired earlier this year. But this will be an entirely new miniseries, with an entirely new cast; plot details are scarce at this point, but it seems The New Pope will follow a different fictional pontiff than Law’s Pope Pius XIII.
Production of The New Pope will begin later this year, with HBO co-producing with European media company Sky. Sorrentino will co-write with Umberto Contarello. Casting for all roles, including the titular “New Pope,” will get underway soon.
The Young Pope was an extremely weird series and I still don’t quite understand the ending. All I know is that when it ended, I wanted more. Well, now HBO is delivering the goods and they’re bringing back the show but with a brand new cast and title.
What are the chances that the ‘New Pope’ is a woman? 100%?1 It honestly doesn’t matter. It could be another old ass man and it would probably still be fire. I just want the next pope to have a firmer stance against Kangaroos in the Vatican.
Does this mean Jude Law died at the end of the season with a broken heart or whatever? Will this second season even relate to the first? What’s Diane Keaton up to right this second? I have so many questions and so few answers. Save me, HBO.
- Kirsten Dunst: The New Pope, coming to an Amazon firestick near you. ↵