Created and directed by Academy Award winner Paolo Sorrentino and starring Jude Law and Diane Keaton, The Young Pope tells the story of pontiff Pius XIII, Lenny Belardo, the first American Pope in history. Young and charming, his election might seem the result of a simple and effective media strategy by the College of Cardinals. But, as we know, appearances can be deceptive. Especially in the place and among the people who have chosen the great mystery of God as the guiding light of their existence. That place is the Vatican and those people are the leaders of the Catholic Church. And the most mysterious and contradictory figure of all turns out to be Pius XIII himself. Shrewd and naive, old-fashioned and very modern, doubtful and resolute, ironic, pedantic, hurt and ruthless, Pius XIII tries to walk the long path of human loneliness to find a God for mankind. And for himself.
The award-winning HBO ten-episode limited series from Paolo Sorrentino, director of the 2013 Oscar¬Æ-winning film The Great Beauty, starring two-time Oscar¬Æ- nominee Jude Law and Oscar¬Æ-winner Diane Keaton.