The New Pope season 1

The New Pope will premiere Monday, January 13 on HBO at 9 PM ET. A continuation of the 2016 HBO series The Young Pope, this nine-episode series stars John Malkovich and Jude Law. Read on to find out how you can watch The New Pope online from abroad with the help of a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Please note that we’ll only be recommending official sources for watching The New Pope. Unauthorized streams are often of poor quality with low resolution and frequent interruptions such as lag and buffering. Another reason we don’t recommend risking unofficial sources is that they are frequently taken offline for copyright violation. Luckily, you don’t have to miss out on the premiere of The New Pope because there are multiple official sources, meaning you can watch in several different countries.

The New Pope will only be shown on region-locked platforms. For this reason, you’ll need a VPN if you’re traveling and want to watch it from abroad with your usual home streaming services.

How to watch The New Pope season 1 online abroad

If you’re not sure where to start then don’t worry! It’s easier than you might think to set up and use a VPN for unblocking geo-restricted content like The New Pope. In fact, we’ve laid it all out in just a few simple steps:

Here’s how you can watch The New Pope online from anywhere:

  1. First, sign up with a VPN that unblocks HBO. We recommend ExpressVPN although CyberGhost and NordVPN offer great value and also work with HBO.
  2. Next, download and install the VPN app (or browser extension) for the device from which you want to watch The New Pope.
  3. Sign in to the VPN app and connect to a server in a country in which HBO is available such as the US. You’ll then have a US IP address for unblocking HBO.
  4. Go to HBO and open a video; it should play without issue. Don’t worry if the content still appears to be blocked. You may need to clear your cookies for changes to take effect.

How to watch The New Pope season 1 on US TV

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The New Pope will air on HBO on January 13. It’s worth knowing that there are two different HBO apps available in the US: HBO Now and HBO Go. Simply, HBO Go allows people who already get HBO as part of their cable package to watch on-the-go.

In contrast, HBO Now is a standalone streaming service and you don’t need cable to use it. This service costs $14.99 USD per month and comes with a 7-day free trial. Note that HBO is available in many countries worldwide with prices varying from country to country.

If you’re traveling in a country in which HBO isn’t available or you want to watch a different version of HBO, you’ll need a VPN. This lets you connect to a server in another country (such as a US server) and change your IP address, making it seem as if you’re browsing from that location. ExpressVPN works well with HBO and includes a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it out risk-free. If you’re not satisfied, just cancel to receive a full refund.

Where else can I watch The New Pope?

The good news is that you have a number of options when it comes to where you can watch The New Pope online:


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While The New Pope will be available on HBO on January 13, it will air on Sky Atlantic one day earlier on Sunday, January 12. This is a pay-TV channel available in the UK and Ireland. If you’re already a Sky TV customer, you can watch The New Pope on Sky Atlantic and if you’d like to stream while away from home, you can use the Sky Go app to do so at no extra cost.

Don’t have cable? You could always watch Sky Atlantic via Now TV. This service lets you stream Sky TV channels without the commitment of a long-term subscription. The “Entertainment Pass” includes Sky Atlantic and is priced at £8.99 per month. A 7-day free trial is also included. Whether you opt to watch The New Pope via Sky Go or Now TV, a UK IP address or Irish IP address is required in order to access the services abroad.



You can also watch The New Pope on Canal+ with the first episode airing on January 13. The French paid channel is available to watch online for €19,90 per month. It includes a one-month free trial. However, to watch Canal+ outside France, you’ll need a VPN. Simply connect to a server in France for a French IP address and the geo-restricted content will be unblocked.

What do we know about The New Pope?

The New Pope is a continuation of the 2016 series The Young Pope about a young, American pope taking the Catholic church in a new, radical direction. Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, The New Pope is a nine-episode original series that further explores the world of the modern papacy. However, as the title suggests, this time there’s a new pope as played by John Malkovich.

Who are the cast members of The New Pope?

Jude Law reprises his role as Pope Pius XIII while John Malkovich stars as the titular new pope, Pope John Paul III. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Diane Keaton’s Sister Mary will be back. However, returning main cast members include Silvio Orlando as Cardinal Angelo Voiello, Javier Cámara as Cardinal Bernardo Gutiérrez, and Cécile de France as Sofia. Notable new additions to the cast include Marilyn Manson and Sharon Stone.