HBO has announced that

A story about the youngest and first American Pope in history, "The Young Pope" stars Jude Law as the lead character alongside Diane Keaton as Sister Mary.

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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.

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"The Young Pope" is created by Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino.