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HBO’s ‘Young Pope’ is Returning With All-New Cast in Second Season Called’ New Pope’

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.

(TV Line)


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.




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  1. Kirsten Dunst: The New Pope, coming to an Amazon firestick near you.

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