As Pope Pius XIII hangs between life and death in a coma, charming and sophisticated moderate English aristocrat Sir John Brannox is placed on the papal throne and adopts the name John Paul III. A sequel series to “The Young Pope.”
Cast: Jude Law, John Malkovich, Silvio Orlando, Cécile de France, Javier Cámara, Ludivine Sagnier, Maurizio Lombardi, Mark Ivanir, Henry Goodman, Massimo Ghini, Antonio Petrocelli, Kika Georgiou, Ignazio Oliva, Yulia Snigir, Ulrich Thomsen, Sophia Zaccaron, Marilyn Manson, Sharon Stone, Kiruna Stamell, Jessica Piccolo Valerani, Tomas Arana, Ramón García, Matthew Smallwood, Joshua Smallwood, Alessandro Riceci
Pius XIII and John Paul III are forced to confront one another, as terrorists take a priest and six students hostage in Ventotene.
Having uncovered John Paul III's secrets, Voiello begins his plan to regain power. Meanwhile, Lenny Belardo secretly returns to the Vatican.
The terrorist threat becomes all the more menacing. Meanwhile, Assente's policies begin to undermine the Church's credibility.
The breath of Pius XIII is broadcasts on the radio. Meanwhile, John Paul III is preparing for a "historical" interview.
John Paul III meets Sharon Stone, who gives him new ideas. Meanwhile, the connection between the Pope and Sofia is deepens.
John Paul III travels to Venice to visit Pius XIII. Meanwhile, a tragedy in Lourdes calls for the presence of the new Pope.
As Sir John leaves for the Vatican, everything appears to be going to plan. But the secretary of state could never have predicted Cardinal Spalletta's next move.
Voiello flies to England to convince Brannox to run as Pope. But Brannox is a difficult man, devoured by secrets.
Following his sudden heart attack, Pope Pius XIII lies in a coma while his followers fervently pray for a miraculous recovery. As the threat of terrorism and the potential risks of Pius's idolatry loom, Secretary of State Cardinal Voiello is pressured to bring a new pope to power and, with the conclave at a deadlock, makes a hasty move that throws the Church into even greater chaos.