The Hollywood actor, 46, turned heads as he filmed on the beach in Venice, Italy, The Sun reports.
The Holiday star showed off his washboard abs as he strutted along the sand.
He was also flanked by bikini-wearing women who threw volleyballs over his head in unison.
Jude was joined by co-star Ludivine Sagnier, who plays Esther in the show.
The pair held hands — with Jude looking smugly at the camera.
The New Pope will be a follow-up to 2016 series The Young Pope, where Jude played the role of Lenny Belardo, later Pope Pius XIII, Archbishop of New York.
The latest series will give viewers the answers they’ve been waiting for after The Young Pope’s cliffhanger ending.
The final episode saw Pius XIII face a moment of temptation that could abolish his papacy.
So far the series has been shrouded in secrecy, though it’s been revealed John Malkovich will be joining the line-up.
The New Pope will not be a second series of The Young Pope but rather a “second limited series set in the world of the modern papacy”, Variety reported.
Filming kicked off a few months ago and the series is set to premiere later this year.
In 2017, Jude dispelled claims he would reprise his role as the pope.
Speaking to Variety at the time, he said: ‘It wasn’t that I wrapped it up assuming that I was done with it but I went in, we went in, to make a 10-hour film, and we did that …
“To say that there wasn’t room for more, I’d have been foolhardy.
“But it was clear from the get-go that we thought this is a great character and it’s a great world that he’s created here.
“But yeah, I didn’t go in thinking I’ll be doing this for the next 10 years.”
This story originally appeared on The Sun and is republished here with permission.