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The New Pope: Season 1 (2020)



Critic Consensus: Though its predecessor's shadow looms large, devout fans will still find much to like in The New Pope's exploration of power dynamics and sumptuous strangeness.


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Sequel to 'The Young Pope' follows Pope John Paul III as he takes over the papal throne from Pope Pius XIII.


Jude Law
as Pope Pius XIII
John Malkovich
as Pope John Paul III
Javier Cámara
as Cardinal Bernardo Gutierrez
Silvio Orlando
as Cardinal Angelo Voiello
Maurizio Lombardi
as Cardinal Mario Assente
Ramon Garcia
as Aguirre
Nora von Waldstatten
as Sister Lisette
Kiruna Stamell
as Abbess of St. Therese
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Critic Reviews for The New Pope: Season 1

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (18)

"The New Pope" has a lot to say about the church's role in the modern world, its significance to socio-political events, and what's expected of its leaders - and it says it with a sharpened edge.

January 13, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It can also veer into indulgence, sometimes seeming to shock for shock's sake. Prepare yourself for those moments... but do not let them stop you from gobbling up every strange, sad, sexy, unsettling second of this series.

January 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Unlike season one, whose story seemed to lurch along as if truggling to find its way, season two's narrative unspools steadily - if slowly, at times - and arrives upon a conclusion that feels resolute and satisfying. And -- happily, crucially -- weird.

January 13, 2020 | Full Review…
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For the most part the series is as delicious as it was before... The true anchor of the series, it's now clear, is not any particular pope-star but rather Sorrentino's strange artistic vision.

January 15, 2020 | Full Review…

Beyond the neon and nudity, there's an interesting examination of the Vatican's spiritual, moral and ethical shortcomings waiting for you.

February 3, 2020 | Full Review…

The New Pope, despite the more somber and mournful tone, is still exhilarating.

January 17, 2020 | Full Review…

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