Jude Law's been making some interesting choices with his career lately.

Aside from starring as Watson alongside Robert Downey Jr. in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes, he's also starred in Paul Feig's comedy Spy with Melissa McCarthy and Wes Anderson's excellent Grand Budapest Hotel.

However, he hasn't really done any kind of prestige television - until now, that is.

Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, who did the Irish-set This Must Be The Place with Sean Penn and David Byrne of Talking Heads, the TV series focuses on a fictional Pope known as Pius XIII. Dubbed as the Young Pope, Law's Italian-American pontifex soon begins to make some revolutionary changes in the Catholic Church and not all of them good.

The first episode premiered at the Venice Film Festival, with many drawing comparisons to Netflix's House Of Cards and, in some instances, The Sopranos.

Take a look.

The Young Pope hits Irish screens on October 27th on Sky Atlantic.