As a complete for the series ' The Young Pope', that follows Lenny Belardo, a youthful brilliant and bold pope, who becomes the new Pope in America subsequent to winning the election of Pius XIII and faces numerous difficulties, as people criticize him for being youthful, however he figures out how to conquer them all, this new series' the New Pope' comes up with new election after Pius XIII has entered a coma.
It's a show with so much at its disposal and one that uses all that to do what it's done before, less well. It may have Law and Malkovich as an odd-couple sort of father and son. But this time around, it lacks spirit.
The New Pope would be much more enjoyable if it were streamlined into the five or six episodes necessary to effectively tell the story that needs to be told. Instead, we get nine, at least three of which just tread water.