John Malkovich Boldly Takes Over the Church in The New Pope's Latest Trailer

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HBO released another teaser for The New Pope, and we're not sure if we've been blessed or cursed. The follow-up to the Jude Law-led series The Young Pope follows Law's Lenny Belardo — aka Pope Pius XIII — who is ending his time as pope after falling into a coma. Taking over for the young Lenny is John Malkovich's Pope John Paul III, who calmly declares, "I'm irresponsible. I'm indolent. I'm pompous. I'm conceited." Oh, yes, we're in for a sinfully good storyline.

Much of the upcoming nine-episode season is still a mystery, but showrunner Paolo Sorrentino has teased that he's still exploring "the world of the modern papacy." Silvio Orlando will return as Cardinal Angelo Voiello, with Sharon Stone and Marilyn Manson joining in supporting roles. This season is going to be ridiculously sacrilegious, and we can't wait for the memes when it arrives in January 2020!