'The New Pope’ creator Paolo Sorrentino confirms HBO drama will be getting a final season: 'It’s a trilogy'

Although the director refrained from giving more details regarding the third season, taking into consideration the extravagance he has displayed in his work, we could expect something as intriguing in the third pope, if he chooses to add a new character to HBO's hit series


                            'The New Pope’ creator Paolo Sorrentino confirms HBO drama will be getting a final season: 'It’s a trilogy'
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What makes Paolo Sorrentino admirable is the fact that his work ensures the audiences don’t lapse into boredom, even at the cost of earning the wrath of a few who thoroughly oppose his artistic instincts.

The difference in the arthouse expectations of the European world of entertainment and North America’s Hollywood limited Sorrentino to creating some of the finest work within his region until he decided to introduce us to Jude Law as Pope Pius XIII in ‘The Young Pope’.

The drama series dealing with the modern world of Papacy apart from putting the director aggressively on the map found a place for itself among HBO’s best shows. ‘The Young Pope’ soon became the talk of the town, jangling the nerves of staunch Christians across the world, as a hunky Lenny Belardo walked by the beach donning nothing but his tighty-whities paired with the signature wink.

The haters of the show would have undoubtedly found more satisfaction in the death of the young pope than in the conclusion of the much-controversial series’ first season. And then, we were introduced to ‘The New Pope’, the sequel to Sorrentino’s first installment, only more raunchy. The creators have increased the sensuality in the current season by several notches, leaving very little to the imagination.

We’ve seen scantily clad nuns’ erotic dance moves, as much as the new pope go through withdrawal on camera during an interview. We learn, he’s just a moderate with a natural leaning towards compromise, unlike his predecessor, who seems to yield a lot of explained powers.

Even before we could witness the face-off between the two existing popes of the Vatican, Sorrentino confirmed in his interview with SBS that he now has an idea for a third season for his first television series and then he will be done. It is a trilogy, he says.

“The first season I chose to show the Vatican from the inside, a world with walls, also because Jude Law’s Pope is very conservative and he had the idea that the Vatican must be closed to the outside. Now we have a different Pope,” he said, talking about the first two installments.

Although the director refrained from giving more details regarding the third season, taking into consideration the extravagance he has displayed in his work, we could expect something as intriguing in the third pope, if he chooses to add a new character to HBO's hit series.

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