The Young Pope

The Young Pope

  • TV-MA
  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 8.4  (38,798)

In this fictional drama series, Jude Law plays Lenny Belardo, a motivated young American priest who becomes the first American Catholic Pope. The College of Cardinals quickly questions his election when the mysterious and contradictory new Pope rejects the liberal philosophy of his predecessor and turns to Sister Mary, the nun who raised him, as his chief adviser instead of the Vatican stewards.

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Seasons
Tenth Episode
10. Tenth Episode
February 13, 2017
Season Finale. Reunited with a changed Gutierrez at the Vatican, the pope considers an appropriate course of action regarding Archbishop Kurtwell. Father Tomasso gets a promotion, while Sister Mary takes on a new role. The prospect of a reconciliation leads the young pope to make an unexpected change of travel plans--and policy.
Ninth Episode
9. Ninth Episode
February 12, 2017
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, including the threat of blackmail, in his ongoing investigation of Kurtwell, a powerful archbishop suspected of longtime sexual misconduct.
Eighth Episode
8. Eighth Episode
December 31, 1969
Lenny and Sister Mary each have their own way of dealing with the loss. Returning to the Vatican, Sofia makes the suggestion that the pope embark on his first-ever trip abroad: a visit to Africa in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Sister Antonia's much-heralded 'Village of Goodness.' Lenny is heartened by a visit from his favorite author, and dismayed by a sudden departure.
Seventh Episode
7. Seventh Episode
February 5, 2017
Concerned by negative publicity surrounding the suicide of a would-be priest, Voiello ponders new and familiar scenarios to take down Lenny. Mary struggles with her conscience as Lenny is distracted by the possibility of a family reunion. In the disturbing aftermath of a social event in Rome, Dussolier informs the pope he wants to return to Honduras.
Sixth Episode
6. Sixth Episode
December 31, 1969
Nine months after being elected, Lenny has a testy first meeting with the Italian prime minister. Newly minted Cardinal Gutierrez reluctantly moves out of the Vatican for his new assignment abroad. Dussolier assumes his new duties as Prefect of the Congregation of the Clergy, but is thrown by Lenny's strict guidelines towards prospective priests.
Fifth Episode
5. Fifth Episode
January 29, 2017
Voiello orchestrates a scandalous scenario designed to cripple the pope. Lenny decamps with old friend Andrew Dussolier, both in the present and the past. As his ornate papal tiara arrives, Pius XIII decides the time has come to address the College of Cardinals in the Sistine Chapel.
Fourth Episode
4. Fourth Episode
January 23, 2017
A rural shepherd named Tonino appeals to the Vatican to recognize his miracle-working stigmata. Lenny councils a nun whose sister is gravely ill in Sri Lanka. Ester is torn by a threat from Voiello and her devotion to the pope. Lenny makes a bold decision regarding a sex-abuse case in New York, deciding to send an unlikely envoy.
Third Episode
3. Third Episode
January 22, 2017
Baffled by the pope's intentions and desperate to retain control in the Vatican, Voiello considers his options in the face of public reaction to Lenny's speech. In a press conference, Sister Mary outlines the pope's policy towards questions and concerns from the media. Elder Cardinal Caltanissetta enjoins Spencer to put his resentment aside and accept Lenny's offer.
Second Episode
2. Second Episode
January 16, 2017
Sofia, the Vatican's marketing director, receives a surprise directive as Lenny prepares for his first public appearance. While the cardinals await an audience with their new pope, Sister Mary catches up with Lenny's childhood friend Andrew Dussolier, another orphan-turned-cardinal. Lenny reaches out to Cardinal Spencer to take over a high Vatican post.
First Episode
1. First Episode
January 15, 2017
Newly elected Pope Pius XIII, a.k.a. Lenny Belardo, defies expectations as he settles in at the Vatican to begin his reign. The youngest pope in history and first-ever American, Lenny's ascension was orchestrated by the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Voiello, who mistakenly believed the young pope would follow his lead on policy and protocol.
The Young Pope
The Young Pope

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In this fictional drama series, Jude Law plays Lenny Belardo, a motivated young American priest who becomes the first American Catholic Pope. The College of Cardinals quickly questions his election when the mysterious and contradictory new Pope rejects the liberal philosophy of his predecessor and turns to Sister Mary, the nun who raised him, as his chief adviser instead of the Vatican stewards.The Young Pope is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on January 15, 2017.

The Young Pope is available for streaming on the Sky AtlanticHBOCanal+ website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Young Pope on demand at HBO Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, HBO NOW, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 15, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (38,798)