The Young Pope (HBO)

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  500 min.
DVD: June 6, 2017
TV Premiere Date: October 21, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 3.00
based on 6 votes and 3 reviews
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Cast: Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Scott Shepherd, Javier Cámara, Cécile de France, James Cromwell, Ludivine Sagnier


History is made when Lenny Belardo (Jude Law) becomes the fictional Pope Pius XIII, the youngest pope in history and the first American to take the reins. Having claimed the crown, he's determined to rule with an iron fist and wage a war on non-believers. His views are extremely conservative, but he harbors compassion towards the poor and underprivileged. The complex pope is stubborn and indifferent to the significance of his authority.

Sister Mary (Diane Keaton) is an American nun currently living in the Vatican under Pope Pius' rule. The pair share a mysterious, storied past that gets dredged up as he takes the papacy.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Studio: HBO Canada
Producer(s): Carole Scotta, John Lyons, Caroline Benjo, Simon Arnal, Mario Gianani, Lorenzo Mieli, Jude Law
Screenplay: Paolo Sorrentino, Stefano Rulli, Tony Grisoni, Umberto Contarello

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  • 5 stars "Don't let religious comments fool you this is a fantastic series can't wait for the next one"
  • 3 stars "decent show, obviously written by a disgruntled Catholic"
  • 1 star "Another left wing attack piece parading as art."