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The second teaser trailer for The New Pope was released on Sunday.

And John Malkovich's character, Sir John Brannox, looks set for a callous leadership battle as Jude Law, in his role of Pope Pius XIII, smirks as he awakes from a coma in the ominous new teaser.

As Jude, 46, is kept alive on a hospital bed inside the Vatican, John, 65, relishes in the fame which comes as he steps into his role as the New Pope - but is clear that he doesn't see himself as simply an interim leader.

NEW TRAILER: John Malkovich's character, Sir John Brannox, looks set for a leadership battle as Jude Law, in his role of Pope Pius XIII, smirks as he awakes from a coma for The New Pope

NEW TRAILER: John Malkovich's character, Sir John Brannox, looks set for a leadership battle as Jude Law, in his role of Pope Pius XIII, smirks as he awakes from a coma for The New Pope

The latest series takes up after The Young Pope's cliffhanger ending, which saw Pius XIII confronted with a moment of weakness that threatened to destroy his papacy. 

The second trailer for the upcoming season begins with John Malkovich dressed in an elaborately embroidered mitre and mantum for a photoshoot following his coronation as the new pope.

While in character, he insists: 'Everyone in the world should know who the pope is. It's not vanity, it's necessity.'

Following the service, he sails through Venice followed by boats packed with paparazzi, with a voice over explaining: 'He's a magnificent person, but your holiness is far more volatile.' 

The New Pope: As Jude is kept alive on a hospital bed inside the Vatican, John relishes in the fame which comes as he steps into his role as the New Pope

The New Pope: As Jude is kept alive on a hospital bed inside the Vatican, John relishes in the fame which comes as he steps into his role as the New Pope

Loving life: The second trailer begins with John Malkovich dressed in an elaborately embroidered mitre and mantum for a photoshoot following his coronation as the new pope

Loving life: The second trailer begins with John Malkovich dressed in an elaborately embroidered mitre and mantum for a photoshoot following his coronation as the new pope

At this point in the teaser, the pace increases, with flashes between John peering in on women gathered together around a cross, pulling down curtains in a rage, having private meetings, and giving mass to thousands.

Interspersed are flashes of him giving confession in papal garb, and admitting: 'I'm irresponsible, I'm indolent, I'm pompous, I'm conceited.' 

The trailer shifts to Jude Law lying unconscious in a hospital bed within the Vatican, hooked up to machines with an

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