Paolo Sorrentino’s anticipated ten-part drama series “The Young Pope” is set to travel to Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
Sold by FremantleMedia International and IMG, the series will bow on pay TV operator C More’s SVOD service before rolling out on Sweden’s commercial network TV4.
Set for a world premiere at Venice, “The Young Pope” is one of the highest profile series coming out of Europe. Starring Jude Law and Diane Keaton, “The Young Pope” marks the first full-on joint production between Sky, HBO and Canal Plus.
“C More is dedicated to offering our subscribers quality series in the first pay TV window. With its stellar production values and star studded cast, ‘The Young Pope’ is a perfect example of the kind of event programming we cherry pick for the Nordic market,” said Bo Thörnwall, director of Programs C More.
Law stars as Lenny Belardo, alias Pius XIII, the first American Pope. Penned by Sorrentino in collaboration with Tony Grisoni, Umberto Contarello and Stefano Rulli, the series chronicles the rise of Pius XIII, a young and charming pope who owes his election to an effective media strategy orchestrated by the College of Cardinals.
“The Young Pope” is produced by FremantleMedia-owned Wildside and co-produced by Haut et Court TV. It’s exec produced by Lorenzo Mieli, Mario Gianani and John Lyons for Wildside, and Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta and Simon Arnal are exec producing the series for Haut et Court TV.
The first two episodes of the series will premiere out of competition at Venice on Sept.3.