The Young Pope, TV serial starring Jude Law and directed by Oscar-winning Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, presented recently in Rome, will be on the air in Italy starting October 21 on Sky Atlantic. The Young Pope has already been sold in 110 countries. Sorrentino is working to write the second season. The protagonist of the series is Pope Pius XIII, the first American pontiff in history, starring Jude Law, young, mysterious, caught between modernity and tradition, ironic, clever, full of doubts, surely inscrutable, surrounded by a clergy dominated by old customs and power strategies. The clergy is described for what it is: human beings among humans, with their strengths and their flaws, their limitations, their capabilities, their incapacity. The Young Pope is an international co-production between Sky, HBO and Canal +. It cost 40 million euro, with an international cast: Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Scott Shepherd, Cécile de France, Javier Camara, Ludivine Seigner, James Cromwell and Silvio Orlando. After the international success of Gomorra, The Young Pope promises to be the confirmation of the high quality of Italian TV series in recent years.
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