The Young Pope

Category

TV series

International title

The Young Pope

Country of production

Italy, France, Spain

Year

2016

Synopsis

The young archbishop of New York Lenny Belardo is, to the surprise of many, elected Pope with the name of Pius XIII. The decision is the result of the machinations of Cardinal Angelo Voiello, Vatican Secretary of State, in order to have an easily maneuverable pontiff and start a precise communication strategy: but Belardo immediately expresses strong desires to reform the Church to make it mysterious and inaccessible again, denying itself to media exposure and declaring war on the renewal of the Holy See.

Subject

Paolo Sorrentino

Direction

Paolo Sorrentino

Script

Paolo Sorrentino, Stefano Rulli, Tony Grisoni, Umberto Contarello

Photography

Luca Bigazzi

Scenography

Ludovica Ferrario

Costumes

Carlo Poggioli, Luca Canfora

Original music

Lele Marchitelli

Editing

Cristiano Travaglioli

Cast

Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Scott Shepherd, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Toni Bertorelli, Stefano Accorsi, James Cromwell

Producer

Jude Law, Ben Jackson

Production

Wildside, Haut et Court TV, Mediapro

Distributor

Sky Atlantic