All eight episodes are being directed by Academy Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino, director, among others, of The Great Beauty and The Young Pope.
The cast features two-time Academy Award nominees Jude Law and John Malkovich, and returning cast members from The Young Pope including Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Maurizio Lombardi. The new cast members joining the limited series are Henry Goodman, Ulrich Thomsen, Mark Ivanir and Massimo Ghini.
The New Pope is written by Paolo Sorrentino with Umberto Contarello and Stefano Bises and marks Sorrentino’s second limited series set in the world of the modern papacy.
An original production of SKY-HBO-CANAL+, the series is produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for Wildside and co-produced by Haut et Court TV and Mediapro.