The Young Pope series premiere: How to watch online

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Here’s how you can watch the series premiere of the new HBO series The Young Pope, starring Jude Law and Diane Keaton on TV, online and on Amazon.

Sunday is traditionally a big day for HBO and tonight promises to live up to that standard with the series premiere of the new series, The Young Pope. The series stars two-time Oscar nominee Jude Law in the role of the young Pope who brings with him a radical approach and ideas to Vatican City.

Law plays Pius XIII (born Lenny Belardo), the first American-born Pope who served as the Archbishop of New York. If you’re not up to date on the history of the Pope, HBO describes the character as a “complex and conflicted, so conservative in his choices as to border on obscurantism, yet full of compassion towards the weak and poor. The first American pope, Pius XIII is a man of great power who is stubbornly resistant to the Vatican courtiers, unconcerned with the implications to his authority.”

The Young Pope was created by, directed and written by Paolo Sorrentino, director of the Oscar-winning movie The Great Beauty. 

Also starring with Law is Diane Keaton as Sister Mary. She is an American nun who raised Lenny in an orphanage and helped him throughout his career. Now, she serves as the personal secretary for the Pope. Silvio Orlando, Javier Camara, Scott Shepherd, Cecile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Toni Bertorelli and James Cromwell round out the main cast of The Young Pope.

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The 10-episode first season begins on Sunday, but it moves to its normal timeslot on Monday the following day with the airing of Episode 2. Below you’ll find broadcast and live stream information for the series premiere.

The Young Pope Broadcast and Live Stream Information

Date: Sunday, January 15
Start Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Episode: “Episode 1”
TV Channel: HBO
Live Stream: Stream 1 | Amazon

Watch the official trailer for The Young Pope in the video below to get a sense of what the show will look like and be about. If you’re a frequent HBO watcher, you’ve likely seen it, but if you’re new to the show, check it out.

Will you be watching The Young Pope on HBO or through the HBO channels on Amazon Video? Let us know if you’re intrigued by the show and chime in after it airs with your thoughts on the premiere.

And don’t forget there will be another new episode on Monday night.