Lenny Belardo is the youngest and first American Pope in history in new TV series, "The Young Pope."
The ten-episode series tells the story of Lenny Belardo, the youngest and first American Pope in history. Starring Jude Law as the lead character, the series also stars Diane Keaton as Sister Mary.
The upcoming series tells the controversial story of the beginning of Pius XIII’s pontificate. Born Lenny Belardo, he is a complex and conflicted character, so conservative in his choices as to border on obscurantism, yet full of compassion towards the weak and poor.
The first American pope, Pius XIII is a man of great power who is stubbornly resistant to the Vatican courtiers, unconcerned with the implications to his authority.
Created by Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino, "The Young Pope" debuts October 27.