Sky and HBO have revealed the joint production of The New Pope, a new series created and directed by Academy Award winner Paolo Sorrentino, who is also behind the critically acclaimed The Young Pope.
The new series will head into production late next year in Italy. The screenplay is being written by Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello. It marks Sorrentino’s second limited series set in the world of the modern Papacy.
The New Pope will be produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for Wildside, in co-production with Mediapro. FremantleMedia International will handle international distribution.