The Young Pope

You want a good TV series, try this new offering from Paolo Sorrentino, the creator and director of this 10-episode first series. On the eve of its US premiere, negotiations for the  second series are already under way. See story below

Second season of ‘The Young Pope’ already in the works

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Second season of ‘The Young Pope' already in the works
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Second season of ‘The Young Pope’ already in the works

Paolo Sorrentino 2008 cropped.jpg“The Young Pope” director Paolo Sorrentino is already working on a second series of the show, reports Variety, before the first season has even arrived on screens.

The highly-anticipated series stars British actor Jude Law as cigarette-smoking American pontiff Pius XIII, and will make its on-air debut on Rupert Murdoch’s Sky pay-TV on Friday, after launching at the Venice Film Festival.

“Young Pope” producer Lorenzo Mieli told Variety that Sorrentino is working on the screenplay, although nothing has been signed yet.

The plan is to start shooting in the summer of 2018.

News that work on a second series had already begun surfaced several days ago during a Rome presentation of the series.

The 10-episode series will be released on Sky in Italy on October 21. It will air at the end of October on Sky in the UK, Germany, Ireland and Austria, and on Canal Plus in France.

Wiki gives us this brief: The Young Pope is a television series created by Paolo Sorrentino and starring Jude Law and Diane Keaton. The series will consist of ten episodes, all to be directed by Sorrentino. The series premièred on October 21, 2016 on Sky Atlantic in Italy and Germany, on October 24, 2016 on Canal+ in France. on October 27, 2016 in the United Kingdom, on October 26, 2016 on C More in Sweden, on October 28, 2016 on HBO in Poland, and in February 2017 on HBO in the United States.

 

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