Written by Sorrentino with his frequent Italian co-writer Umberto Contarello, who also served as co-writer on Young Pope, and Stefano Bises, The New Pope limited series also is set in the world of modern papacy. The New Pope, an original production of HBO-Sky, is produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for Wildside and co-produced by Mediapro.
Producers are keeping mum on Ivanir’s role.
The Young Pope, created and directed by Sorrentino, debuted on Sky in October 2016 and on HBO in January 2017. The series aired in 150 territories.
Ivanir recurred on two seasons of Showtime’s Homeland, and recurred on last season’s Transparent for Amazon and HBO’s Barry. He’ll next be seen starring opposite Lior Ashkanazi and Harvey Keitel in the upcoming film Esau and he’ll be seen in the new Annapurna Untitled Miranda July Project opposite Debra Winger, Evan Rachel Wood and Richard Jenkins. Ivanir is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Thruline Entertainment and Spielkind in Germany.