In the name of the father, son and holy Jude Law — HBO has released the first official image of The New Pope featuring two-time Academy Award nominees Law and John Malkovich serving some fierce papacy realness. The premium cabler also announced returning and new cast members for the limited series.
Joining Law and Malkovich are many of the returning cast from The Young Pope including Silvio Orlando (La stanza del figlio, Il papà di Giovanna), Javier Cámara (Talk to Her, Narcos), Cécile de France (Haute Tension, Here After), Ludivine Sagnier (Remi, Lola et ses frères), and Maurizio Lombardi (All the Money in the World, Name of the Rose). In addition to the recently announced Mark Ivanir, the new cast joining the limited series are Henry Goodman (Snatch, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Ulrich Thomsen (The World is Not Enough, Counterpart), and Massimo Ghini (Tea With Mussolini, Vacanze di Natale ai Caraibi).
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-CANAL+, is produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for Wildside and co-produced by Mediapro. All eight episodes are being directed by Academy Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino.
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.