'The New Pope': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about 'The Young Pope' sequel

'The New Pope': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about 'The Young Pope' sequel
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'The New Pope' is a follow-up series to 'The Young Pope' both by Paolo Sorrentino, and picks up exactly where it left off in the later. The show will see the return of Jude Law along with co-star John Malkovich and has already set precedent to positive reviews after its two-episode screening at the Venice Film Festival.

Release date

'The New Pope' is scheduled to premiere on January 13, 2020.


'The New Pope' picks up the story that was left off in 'The Young Pope' where Pope Pius XIII played by Jude Law is in an irreversible coma, with the church trying to find a replacement. Sir John Brannox played by John Malkovich is the candidate set to do just that. With the basic idea is to continue the story from the last season, speculations are that the Pope's coma may be reversible, and is there a stage for two Pope's to co-exist?


The two main cast members include Jude Law as Pope Pius XIII and his successor John Malkovich as Sir John Brannox.

John Malkovich, a newcomer to the series, is known for his roles in 'Dangerous Liaisons', 'Con Air' and 'Being John Malkovich'. He has Oscar nominations under his belt for his roles in 'In the Line of Fire' (1994) and 'Places of the Heart' (1985).


John Malkovich attends a screening of "The ABC Murder" at BFI Southbank on December 13, 2018, in London, England. (Stuart C Wilson/Getty Images)

Jude Law, an English actor, was recognized internationally for his role in Anthony Minghella's 'The Talented Mr Ripley' (1999), for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He was seen in Captain Marvel in March and is also set to bring back his role of Dr John Watson in December 2020 with 'Sherlock Holmes 3'.

Jude Law attends the "Captain Marvel" European Gala Premiere held at The Curzon Mayfair on February 27, 2019, in London, England. (Tim P Whitby/Getty Images)

Other cast members include Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Ludivine Sagnier, Cécile de France, Maurizio Lombardi, Mark Ivanir, Ulrich Thomsen, Henry Goodman and Massimo Ghini.



'The New Pope' is Paolo Sorrentino's second original series. It is written by Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello and Stefano Bises. The show is a co-production by Sky Atlantic, HBO and Canal+.



Where to watch

Catch the premiere of 'The New Pope' on Monday, January 13, 2020.

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