‘The Young Pope’ episode 2 preview: What’s next for Jude Law – HBO series?
Tonight, HBO chose to bring us something a little bit different in “The Young Pope,” and with that, they are also doing something extremely different when it comes to the scheduling for the show. This is not something that they are planning to air every week on a Sunday from now until March. There’s a new episode coming tomorrow, and then the one after that will be there on the following Sunday. Airing two episodes a week will get this show wrapped up by the time we get to the middle of February, which allows the network further flexibility so that “Big Little Lies” will be coming on around the time that they want it to.
It also makes it easier for HBO to do this given that “The Young Pope” is not solely their property — it’s a television event that has already aired overseas, but it felt like a nice thing to add to their arsenal. It having Jude Law to the cast certainly does not hurt anything.
Want to see what could be coming up next on the show? Well, we are pleased to have a few more details regarding that.
Synopsis – “Sofia (Cécile De France), the Vatican’s marketing director, receives a surprise directive as Lenny (Jude Law) prepares for his first public appearance. While the cardinals await an audience with their new pope, Sister Mary (Diane Keaton) catches up with Lenny’s childhood friend Andrew Dussolier (Scott Shepherd), another orphan-turned-cardinal. Lenny reaches out to Cardinal Spencer (James Cromwell) to take over a high Vatican post, but the meeting doesn’t go as he hoped. Ester (Ludivine Sagnier), wife of a Swiss Guardsman, eagerly joins the throng of followers in St. Peter’s Square on the night of Lenny’s first public homily as Pope Pius XIII.”
You can see a preview below for the remainder of this season, and we feel like this does a fairly good job of setting up some of the intrigue, the drama, and of course the scandal. While this may not be a perfect series by any means, it does possess some star power and offers an interesting look at a world not often explored on television.
Where do you want to see the story go from here on “The Young Pope”? Be sure to share some of your thoughts, hopes, and expectations now in the comments. (Photo: HBO.)