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HBO and Sky will follow The Young Pope with The New Pope

Rob Leane May 17, 2017

A fresh pontiff will follow in Jude Law's footsteps, as Sky and HBO announce The New Pope...

Instead of The Young Pope season 2, Sky and HBO are pressing ahead with a limited series entitled The New Pope.

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Variety reports that the previous show's head scribe Paolo Sorrentino - and his co-writer Umberto Contarello - will return to pen this new drama, which once again takes place "in the world of the modern papacy".

Filming in Italy is scheduled for late 2018. It'll be a while before the show is on our screens, then. We assume that it will air in 2019, but that's just guesswork on our part.

"Just like The Young Pope, Sorrentino is writing the script for the new show,

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