Hot Priest walked so Hot Pope could walk in slow motion. On the beach. In a Speedo.
Jude Law hits the shore in the first teaser trailer for The New Pope, HBO's follow-up to 2016's The Young Pope. Law plays Lenny Belardo, aka Pius XIII, the first American Pope in history. But while Lenny bares all, a new character played by John Malkovich is hot on his heels.
Returning cast members from The Young Pope include Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, and Maurizio Lombardi. New additions to the cast, aside from Malkovich, include Henry Goodman, Ulrich Thomsen, Mark Ivanir, Yuliya Snigir, and Massimo Ghini.
All nine episodes of The New Pope are directed by series creator Paolo Sorrentino. The limited series is written by Sorrentino with Umberto Contarello and Stefano Bises. The New Pope, which is a co-production between Sky, HBO and Canal+, will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 1.
The New Pope is expected to premiere on HBO later in 2019.