[11/26/19 - 09:06 AM] "The New Pope" Debuts January 13 The follow-up to 2017's "The Young Pope," HBO's new installment dives into the inner workings of the Vatican, while exploring the very human desires, vices and fragilities of those in power and the complexities inherent in faith today.
[05/17/19 - 11:49 PM] Development Update: Friday, May 17 Updates include: "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" to sign off in syndication after 17 seasons; Bravo's "Dirty John" on the move to sibling USA; and Syfy orders "Vagrant Queen" TV series.
[07/02/18 - 11:41 PM] Development Update: Monday, July 2 Updates include: HBO orders Fred Armisen's Spanish-language comedy pilot to series; FOX's "Last Man Standing" to recast two roles; and cast options on "Timeless" expire as no new home is found.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 3/9/20; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from HBO Max's web site, May 2020) A follow-up to "The Young Pope" from Oscar®-winning filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino, this series picks up with Jude Law's Pope Pius XIII in a coma and the Holy See searching for his replacement. Out of the fray rises Sir John Brannox (John Malkovich), a religiously moderate, sophisticated and sensitive intellectual who has secrets and insecurities of his own.