The New Pope

The New Pope is an upcoming drama television series created and directed by Paolo Sorrentino for Sky Atlantic, HBO and Canal+. It is a continuation of the 2016 series The Young Pope, originally announced as its second season.[1] The nine-episode series stars Jude Law, reprising his role as Pope Pius XIII, and John Malkovich as Pope John Paul III, the titular "New Pope".[2] It was co-produced by European production companies Wildside, Haut et Court TV and Mediapro.[3]

The New Pope
Created byPaolo Sorrentino
Written by
  • Paolo Sorrentino
  • Umberto Contarello
Directed byPaolo Sorrentino
Composer(s)Lele Marchitelli
Country of origin
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • France
Original language(s)
  • English
  • Italian
No. of episodes(list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Lorenzo Mieli
  • Mario Gianani
  • Paolo Sorrentino
  • Jaume Roures
  • Javier Méndez
Production location(s)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)
Original network
Picture format
Preceded byThe Young Pope

The series will premiere on 10 January 2020 on Sky Atlantic and on 13 January on HBO and Canal+.



No.TitleDirected by[8]Written byOriginal air dateItal. viewers
1TBAPaolo SorrentinoTBAJanuary 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)[9]TBD
2TBAPaolo SorrentinoTBATBATBD
3TBAPaolo SorrentinoTBATBATBD
4TBAPaolo SorrentinoTBATBATBD
5TBAPaolo SorrentinoTBATBATBD
6TBAPaolo SorrentinoTBATBATBD
7TBAPaolo SorrentinoTBATBATBD
8TBAPaolo SorrentinoTBATBATBD
9TBAPaolo SorrentinoTBATBATBD


The New Pope production began in Italy in late 2018.[10]


The series had its world premiere on 1 September 2019 at the 76th Venice International Film Festival, where episodes 2 and 7 were screened out of competition.[11] It is set to be released on television on 10 January 2020 on Sky Atlantic and on 13 January on HBO and Canal+.[9][8][12]


The official teaser for the series was released on 28 August 2019.[5] The second teaser trailer premiered on 3 November 2019.[13] The first full trailer was released on 10 December 2019.[14]


  1. Anderson, Ariston (October 20, 2016). "'The Young Pope' Producers Confirm Second Season of Show". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  2. Ramos, Dino-Ray (January 9, 2018). "'The New Pope': HBO Gives First Look At Jude Law And John Malkovich; Unveils Cast For Limited Series". Deadline. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  3. "Jude Law and John Malkovich starring in The New Pope - news from Sky Media". Sky Media. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  4. Petski, Denise (July 2, 2018). "'The New Pope': John Malkovich To Star With Returning Jude Law In Paolo Sorrentino's 'Young Pope' Follow-Up For HBO/Sky". Deadline. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  5. James White (28 Aug 2019). "Jude Law Hits The Beach In The New Pope Trailer". Empire. Retrieved 28 Aug 2019.
  6. Vivarelli, Nick (May 17, 2019). "Sharon Stone, Marilyn Manson to Appear in Paolo Sorrentino's 'The New Pope' (EXCLUSIVE)".
  7. Petski, Denise (January 7, 2019). "'The New Pope': Mark Ivanir To Recur On Paolo Sorrentino's Series For HBO/Sky". Deadline. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  8. "THE NEW POPE Debuts January 13". HBO. 26 November 2019. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  9. "'The new Pope', il 10 gennaio la nuova serie di Sorrentino". la Repubblica. 26 November 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  10. Loughrey, Clarisse (17 May 2017). "The Young Pope to get follow-up series called The New Pope". The Independent. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  11. Williams, Helena (1 September 2019). "Jude Law brings papal drama follow-up to Venice". Reuters. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  12. ""The New Pope" arrive en janvier sur Canal+". La Dépêche du Midi. 27 November 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  13. Gemmill, Allie (3 November 2019). "'The New Pope' Trailer Introduces John Malkovich's Flashy Church Leader". Collider. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  14. Lawrence, Gregory (10 December 2019). "The Official 'The New Pope' Trailer Absolutely Slaps". Collider. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
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