The Young Pope (2016)


Miniseries
The Young Pope

Critics Consensus

The Young Pope's original premise and stylish blend of over-the-top melodrama with profane comedy helps overcome an occasionally muddled plot.

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Critic Ratings: 88

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Air date: Oct 21, 2016

Newly elected Pope Pius XIII settles in at the Vatican to begin his reign; Cardinal Voiello mistakenly believes Lenny will follow his lead on policy and protocol; the new pope flies in Sister Mary to serve as his chief advisor.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2016

The Vatican's marketing director receives a surprise directive as Lenny prepares for his first public appearance; Sister Mary catches up with Lenny's childhood friend; Lenny reaches out to Cardinal Spencer.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2016

Voiello considers his options; Sister Mary outlines the pope's policy toward questions and concerns from the media; Spencer is encouraged to accept Lenny's offer; Ester receives a summons to meet her pontiff.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2016

A rural shepherd appeals to the Vatican to recognize his miracle-working stigmata; Lenny councils a nun with an ill sister; a threat from Voiello tests Ester's devotion to the pope; Lenny makes a bold decision regarding a sex abuse case.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2016

Voiello orchestrates a scandalous scenario designed to cripple the pope; Lenny decamps with Andrew Dussolier; Pius XIII decides to address the College of Cardinals in the Sistine Chapel.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2016

Lenny meets with the Italian prime minister; Cardinal Gutierrez reluctantly moves out of the Vatican for his new assignment abroad; Dussolier assumes his new duties; Voiello is questioned about Tonino; Ester's miracle comes true.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2016

Voiello considers new and familiar scenarios to take down Lenny; Sister Mary struggles with her conscience; Lenny is distracted by the possibility of a family reunion; Dussolier informs the pope he wants to return to Honduras.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2016

Lenny and Sister Mary deal with a shared loss in their own peculiar ways; Sofia suggests that the new pope embark on his first trip abroad; Lenny is heartened by a visit from his favorite author and dismayed by the sudden departure of a friend.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2016

Lenny and Sister Mary relive a momentous incident from the past as the pope faces the prospect of an unthinkable loss in the present; in New York, Gutierrez faces daunting odds in his ongoing investigation of Kurtwell.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2016

The pope considers an appropriate course of action regarding Archbishop Kurtwell; Father Tomasso gets a promotion; Sister Mary takes on a new role; the prospect of a reconciliation leads the pope to make a change of travel plans and policy.

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Cast & Crew

Jude Law profile thumbnail image
Jude Law
Lenny Belardo

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Diane Keaton profile thumbnail image
Diane Keaton
Sister Mary

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Silvio Orlando profile thumbnail image
Silvio Orlando
Cardinal Angelo Voiello

Actor
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Scott Shepherd
Cardinal Andrew Dussolier

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Cécile De France profile thumbnail image
Cécile De France
Sofia Dubois

Actor
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Javier Cámara
Monsignor Bernardo Alonso Gutierrez

Actor
Ludivine Sagnier profile thumbnail image
Ludivine Sagnier
Ester Aubry

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Toni Bertorelli
Cardinale Caltanissetta

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James Cromwell
Cardinal Michael Spencer

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Franco Pinelli
Tonino

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Stefano Accorsi
Prime Minister

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Marcello Romolo
Don Tommaso

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Ignazio Oliva
Valente

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Carolina Carlsson
Prime Minister of Greenland

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Critic Reviews for The Young Pope: Miniseries

Audience Reviews for The Young Pope: Miniseries

  • Jul 31, 2022
    Visually impressive, well acted, good plot, some moments very poignant, a must watch binge worthy series.
  • Jun 26, 2022
    I really couldn't watch more than one episode, wasn't intrigued at all.
  • Apr 25, 2021
    Elegant, sophisticated, brilliant and clever. Jude Law is great.
  • Nov 24, 2020
    Stylish, clever... and Jude Law is exceptional. One of the most striking character in years! Hard not to get addicted...
  • Oct 15, 2020
    Starts off intruiguing enough but devolves into a self-indulgent quirky style with nothing much happening. Lost interest when real miracles became part of the narrative.
  • Jul 13, 2020
    The Young Pope is an unfocused miniseries about a narcissistic and delusional pope with mommy and daddy issues. It aims high and often hits its mark in unique and funny ways; but if you strip away its sumptuous style and powerful acting, all that's left is unearned character development and dead-end subplots. A show that was so much fun in the beginning quickly transitioned into a glum melodramatic snoozefest -- its bathos and redundancy proves it could and should have been a two- to three-hour film.
  • May 04, 2020
    ماذا لو في واحدة من اقدم المؤسسات الدينية في العالم وفي غفلة من الزمن تقلد منصب البابوية شاب صغير عبقري الى حد الجنون ودرويش الى حد التقدس، ثم قال لهم .. (اقتلوا أنفسكم) .. في الكنيسة الرومانية كما في غيرها لا تكمن أزمة -أو قوة- أي مؤسسة عقائدية في أفكارها أو في اخلاص قواعدها وأتباعها، انما تكمن في كِلا (نزاهة وكفاءة) القيادات الوسطى/الوكلاء/المعتمدين (وفي حالة "البابا الصغير" هم كرادلة الفاتيكان). ولأن البابا الجديد صغير/درويش/عبقري فإنه يقرر ان يتمرد على الصورة النمطية لدور البابا الذي من وظيفته تسيير عمل نظام الاكليروس وتطمين "المؤمنين" إلى وجود الله، ويقرر تحطيم أصنام "التوازنات" ويعيد الكنيسة لوظيفة "الهداية" وإثارة الناس للمعرفة بدلا من إدارة الريع والثروة والألاعيب الدبلوماسية. (من أنت حقا أيها البابا؟) .. سؤال يطفو في كل لحظة في السر والعلن مِن أمامه وِمن وراء ظهره .. هل هو شيطان يحطم الدين والكنيسة؟ أم قدّيس يعيد الإيمان من الخرافة إلى الله؟ وراعٍ صالح يعيد الدين من الكهنوت إلى الناس؟ .. فكيف استطاع هذا "الشاب" استعمال قوانين واسرار الكهنوت ضد الكنيسة (أو لصالحها!).
  • Mar 25, 2020
    It is stunningly beautiful while being extremely weird. I was mesmerized by all the set designs. All the performances are terrific and Jude Law was terrific with his thirst for power and you were cheering for his comeuppance. The turmoil of the Vatican was terrific and the scrambling for power was an added bonus.
  • Mar 10, 2020
    I really liked the first season. A series like no other. And the second season some how gets even better!!!! Must watch this!!
  • Mar 09, 2020
    The story line is interesting from the beginning to the end, the actors are extraordinary and all the scenes are shot in an artistic way that I wish I saw more often. Highly recommend, and the second season has even more of all of the above, which left me speechless many times during the show.

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