“The Young Pope” will just have to wait his turn.
The HBO series starring Jude Law as the first-ever American pontiff finished its critically acclaimed first season in February, and fans are eagerly awaiting word (or is it white smoke?) on a second season. But all that will have to hold for now: Creator Paolo Sorrentino is already busy on his next project.
According to Variety, Sorrentino is finishing a screenplay for his film about Italian media tycoon-turned-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, with “The Great Beauty” actor Toni Servillo cast in the lead.
The working title for the Italian-language film is “Loro,” which translates to “Them.” Production should begin this summer.
In February, Sorrentino said that he had already completed the scripts for Season 2 of “The Young Pope.” Co-producers Sky, HBO, and Canal Plus have yet to sign on.
The timing might be fine, as Jude Law will be keeping busy practicing magic. The Oscar-nominated actor was recently cast as a younger version of Albus Dumbledore in the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sequel.