the new pope trailer

You can’t teach a new pope old tricks, and John Malkovich‘s John Paul III is certainly more of a stickler for tradition than Jude Law‘s flashy Pope Pius XIII of Paolo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope. But thankfully, in the follow-up season of the HBO series The New Pope, this successor seems to have just as much of an ego.

“Everyone in the world should know who the pope is,” John Paul III tells his staff. “It’s not vanity; it’s necessity.” But despite enjoying the fruits of his new role, the new pope does harbor a paranoia that that mischievous young pope may wake from his coma after all. Watch The New Pope trailer.

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the new pope trailer

HBO’s trailer for The New Pope may not have you losing your religion, but it may just change your avenue of worship. I’m talking of course, about the trailer being mostly comprised of a slow-motion shot of Jude Law, dressed solely in a white Speedo, walking down a beach in front of bikini-clad girls playing volleyball. It’s heavenly. It’s bliss. It’s the next step in the meme-ification of The Young PopePaolo Sorrentino‘s wildly self-aware papal drama. The follow-up season to the acclaimed 2016 limited series, The New Pope introduces Lenny Belardo’s (Law) apparent successor, played by John Malkovich, who is much more buttoned up than his Speedo-clad predecessor. Watch The New Pope trailer below.

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the new pope first look

HBO has unveiled the first look at the limited series The New Pope, the follow-up to Paolo Sorrentino’s 2016 drama series The Young Pope, which starred Jude Law. Law returns as the titular maverick pope in The New Pope, alongside series newcomer John Malkovich as the new lead of the series. See The New Pope first look at Law and Malkovich below.

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the new pope

John Malkovich is the latest actor to get the blessing of HBO to join its upcoming series The New Pope. In a heavenly piece of casting, Malkovich will be co-starring alongside Jude Law in HBO’s follow-up to The Young Pope.

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Get Out director Jordan Peele is making an HBO show with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions
  • AMC’s Preacher gets an explosive new season 2 trailer
  • The Young Pope gets a second season and a new name
  • ABC heads under the sea for The Little Mermaid Live!
  • And more!

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