Watch: John Malkovich is sinfully good in The New Pope teaser
Intrigue, drama and a surprising amount of sexiness – that’s why we love The Young Pope. And its sequel, The New Pope, is on the way.
Jude Law as a hot priest? Yes, please! We loved The Young Pope, and so we’re pretty excited that The New Pope, its sequel, is coming soon. So soon, in fact, that HBO has just released the new teaser. And it’s ramping up the drama, adding veteran actor John Malkovich to the cast.
Warning: it does contain some spoilers for those who have not yet watched The Young Pope!
The New Pope is about the man selected to follow as pontiff after the fall of Jude Law’s Pius XIII. He’s an English intellectual aristocrat named Sir John Brannox, and he’s played by the truly inimitable John Malkovich.
Once more directed by Paolo Sorrentino, the new series was previewed at the Venice Film Festival with a screening of the first two episodes, which were extremely well received by critics. The Guardian writes, “Sorrentino possesses style to burn and elegance to squander. The New Pope loops and darts from one gorgeous set piece to the next, whether it’s a religious tableau set to haunting dance music or a nocturnal stroll through a wintry Venice.”
All nine episodes of the HBO series will land on Showmax in February 2020. While you wait, binge The Young Pope and see Jude Law is all his papal glory.