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HBO & Sky Team Up Once Again For Sequel to ‘THE YOUNG POPE’

May 16, 2017

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HBO and Sky will once again team up to develop a season 2 sequel for the limited series The Young Pope. While no name has been announced, Paolo Sorrentino will return once again.

The first season limited series titled The Young Pope which was also directed by Sorrentino is set in the world of the modern papacy. Season 2 will be called THE NEW POPE and details are being kept under wraps. Sorrentino will once again write with his frequent Italian co-writer Umberto Contarello, both of whom wrote season 1.

Casting and title for the new season will be announced soon.

Andrea Scrosati, Sky Italia Chief of Content said:

“Just like THE YOUNG POPE, Sorrentino is writing the script for the new show, but it will have a different twist than what would be expected.”

Although both studios want to keep everything under wraps, it’s pretty clear that The New Pope is an anthology series such as Fargo and true Detective, which change casts in each season but retained elements of the first season’s original world. Rumors are that there will be elements in The New Pope that refer strongly to The Young Pope and some characters from the earlier show will return for the new season.

Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for FremantleMedia-owned Wildside will produce with Spain’s Mediapro Group.

Production is being eyed to begin in Italy in late 2018.

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