General Information

Glossary: T
First Air Date: October 21st, 2016
Last Air Date: November 18th, 2016
Created By: Paolo Sorrentino, Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando
Star Casts: Ludivine Sagnier, Diane Keaton, Cécile de France, Javier Cámara, Toni Bertorelli, Jude Law, Silvio Orlando, Scott Shepherd, James Cromwell, Daniel Vivian
Aired On: HBO, Canal+, Sky Atlantic
Episode Runtime: 55 minutes
Total Seasons: 1 Season
Total Episodes: 10 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: HBO - The Young Pope

Last Updated: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 10:30:20 +0000

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The Young Pope


Lenny Belardo, the youngest and first American Pope in the history of the Church, must establish his new papacy and navigate the power struggles of the closed, secretive Vatican.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (1 Episode)

1: The Young Pope: A Tale of Filmmaking - Aired: 2016-11-18

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Season 1 (10 Episodes)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2016-10-21

After being elected Pope, Lenny Belardo must navigate the politics of Vatican City. He shocks the Vatican with his desire to reject both publicity and the liberal philosophy of his predecessor.

2: Episode 2 - Aired: 2016-10-21

After his inaugural speech makes it clear that he will not be manipulated, Lenny makes enemies within the Vatican. However, he gains one ardent follower.

3: Episode 3 - Aired: 2016-10-28

Lenny plans to lead a resurgence of conservative Christianity as his former mentor, Cardinal Spencer, struggles with Cardinal Voiello over their inability to control Lenny. Lenny forces Voiello to reveal that liberal forces in the College of Cardinals blocked Spencer's election as Pope, resulting in an agreement between the two men to use Lenny as a puppet. When Lenny threatens to excommunicate Voiello, the liberal cardinal is forced to swear loyalty to him. Later, a chance encounter with Esther, the wife of a member of the Swiss Guard, results in Lenny having a seizure in her presence.

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2016-10-28

Cardinal Voiello urges the young Pope Pius XIII to finally deal with the abuse scandal surrounding American Cardinal Kurtwell. The Pope shocks Voiello by requesting to remove all homosexuals from the Catholic Church without regard to the person. Voiello then tries to force Esther, the wife of a Swiss guardsman, to seduce the pope.

5: Episode 5 - Aired: 2016-11-04

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6: Episode 6 - Aired: 2016-11-04

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7: Episode 7 - Aired: 2016-11-11

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8: Episode 8 - Aired: 2016-11-11

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9: Episode 9 - Aired: 2016-11-18

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10: Episode 10 - Aired: 2016-11-18

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