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

Last Updated: Sat, 16 Mar 2024 22:30:26 +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

Lenny Belardo is the youngest Pope in history but also the first American pontiff. His radical ideas could change the Roman Catholic church, but underlying many of his choices is an ancient sorrow and a tormented relationship with his faith.

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

Believing that the only way to end Lenny's papacy is to involve him in a scandal, Cardinal Secretary of State Voiello blackmails Ester to seduce the pontiff.

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

Lenny enjoys a night away from the Vatican with a childhood friend, whilst Voiello has a crisis of conscience when an opportunity presents itself.

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

Nine months into Lenny's papacy, he gives his first audience to the Italian prime minister. Dussolier is put in charge of a controversial edict.

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

Dussollier blames himself after a tragedy and returns to Honduras. With Lenny's supporters dwindling, he questions whether his papacy is coming to an end.

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

Reeling from a personal loss, Pope Pius XIII makes an impulsive decision to visit Africa, meeting a revered missionary who stirs mixed feelings inside him.

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

Gutierrez is dejected by his failure to find evidence against Cardinal Kurtwell, but a new witness may be able to give him what he is looking for.

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

Pope Pius XIII prepares to reveal himself publicly for the first time in a pastoral visit to Venice, but not before settling some scores.

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

For Lenny, the time has come to settle scores with his past by taking a pastoral trip to Venice, the city where he has always suspected his parents might be. Here, for the first time, he makes a public appearance. It's clear that his state of health is precarious.