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.
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.