Following the events of The Young Pope, Secretary of State Voiello succeeds in having Sir John Brannox, a charming and sophisticated moderate English aristocrat, placed on the papal throne, adopting the name John Paul III. The new pope seems ideal, but he conceals secrets and has a certain fragility, and Voiello immediately understands that it will not be easy to replace the charismatic Pius XIII. Hanging between life and death, Lenny Belardo has become a Saint, with thousands now idolizing him, fueling the contrast between fundamentalisms. Meanwhile, the Church is under attack from external threats and scandals striking the symbols of Christianity and risking irreversibly devastating the hierarchies.
Under the papacy of Sir John Brannox under the name of John Paul III, Vatican tries to clean its good name after a series of sexual scandals that jeopardized the institution itself. But an unexpected trouble threatens John Paul III when Lenny Belardo, the previous Pope Pius XIII who was in a coma from nine months ago after to suffer a heart attack while he was celebrating a mass, wakes up to claim his place as the legitimate Pope of Rome. The news about Pius XIII's comeback shocks the Christianity, turning the admiration of millions of believers in true idolatry for the returned Pope. Given the unusual situation of two Popes in the Vatican at the same time, it unleashes an inner war between Pius XII and John Paul III, the first to recover his power, and the second to keep it.
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The New Pope Airs: Friday
The New Pope Status: Break
THE NEW POPE - General Information
Series Premiere: January 10, 2020 Classification: Scripted Genre: Drama Network: Sky Atlantic Airs: Friday at 10:15 pm Runtime: 60 Minutes
THE NEW POPE - Season 1 -- 9 Episodes
1x1 -- Jan 10, 2020 -- Episode 1 1x2 -- Jan 10, 2020 -- Episode 2 1x3 -- Jan 17, 2020 -- Episode 3 1x4 -- Jan 17, 2020 -- Episode 4 1x5 -- Jan 24, 2020 -- Episode 5 1x6 -- Jan 24, 2020 -- Episode 6 1x7 -- Jan 31, 2020 -- Episode 7 1x8 -- Jan 31, 2020 -- Episode 8 1x9 -- Feb 07, 2020 -- Episode 9