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FremantleMedia takes Young Pope rights

FremantleMedia International has snagged international rights to The Young Pope, the upcoming Canal+, HBO and Sky Atlantic miniseries.

FMI will sell the show, which is being produced by Italy’s Wildside and France’s Haut et Court and directed by Paolo Sorrentino, outside of the territories covered by the commissioning channels.

The Young Pope will tell the controversial story of the beginning of PIUS XIII’s Pontificate, with Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes) in the title role.

Jens-Richter-2015Jens Richter (left), CEO, FremantleMedia International said, “The Young Pope combines fantastic story with a brilliant pedigree of talent in the form of a world-renowned director in Paolo Sorrentino, an outstanding production team in Wildside and an extraordinary lead man in Jude Law.

“The series has all of the ingredients to become a hallmark drama and FMI is thrilled to have secured the rights for its catalogue.”