Tuesday, May 16, 2017

'The Young Pope' Follow-Up 'The New Pope' Set at HBO

HBO has given a production order to The New Pope, a new limited series created and directed by Paolo Sorrentino. It's being envisioned as a follow-up to The Young Pope.

Casting for the title role will begin shortly, with production expected to start in Italy later this year. It's currently unclear if anyone from the cast of The Young Pope - which includes Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando and James Cromwell - will return for the new series.

The new series is once again a joint venture between HBO and Sky. The series is being written by Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello. The series will be produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for Wildside in co-production with Mediapro. FremantleMedia International will handle international distribution.