Jude Law Is “The Young Pope” We Didn’t Know We Needed

The first teaser promises delicious Vatican soap opera fun (and Diane Keaton in a nun’s habit!).

Jude Law Is “The Young Pope” We Didn’t Know We Needed

What: The teaser for HBO’s The Young Pope

Who: Jude Law, Diane Keaton

Why we care: If you’ve always hoped for a pontiff by way of Don Draper or Frank Underwood, then The Young Pope is in the business of your wish fulfillment. In the 10-part miniseries, Jude Law plays—you guessed it—a young pope (though “young” compared to other popes; this isn’t Teen Pope). But because this comes from the network that brought us Tony Soprano, don’t expect this pope to be cut from the same cloth as our real-life ones. As he says himself, “I’m a contradiction. Like Mary, virgin and mother; like man, good and evil. I’m God.” Light stuff!

In this preview, we get a glimpse of Law’s character, Lenny Belardo, as he ascends to the papacy with sinister intentions of “revolution.” By the time Diane Keaton shows up in a nun’s habit, it’s clear that this is exactly the off-the-rails Vatican soap opera we didn’t know we needed.

From Oscar winner Paolo Sorrentino, The Young Pope premieres this month on Sky Atlantic, and on HBO next year.

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Daniel Taroy is the social media editor for Fast Company.



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