The Vatican: Ewen Bremner Joins the Cast

In a day that has seen a new pope elected and a teaser for The Borgias released, we have yet another piece of papal-related news as Showtime has announced that Ewen Bremner has joined the cast of The Vatican. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pilot, from House scribe Paul Attanasio and directed by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), will feature the Scottish actor as Monsignor Alberico Iemma, a man in charge of investigating and pronouncing miracles for the Church. But will he be on the same side as the pontiff or is there a hidden agenda guiding his every action?

Described as a “contemporary genre thriller about spirituality, power and politics,” The Vatican stars Emmy winner Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) as Cardinal Thomas Duffy, the Archbishop of New York whose progressive leanings and enigmatic personality have proven to be divisive within the church. Co-starring alongside Chandler are Matthew Goode (A Single Man) as Papal Secretary Bernd Koch, the current Pope’s closest confidante; Sebastian Koch (The Lives of Others) as “dark prince of the Curia” Cardinal Marco Malerba, the Vatican’s Secretary of State; and Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) as Kayla, Thomas’s rebellious party girl sister who actively defies all conventions of the Church.

Production on The Vatican, one of two pilots in contention at Showtime, begins later this year. Also in play for the rising pay cable network is infidelity drama The Affair, to be penned by Sarah Teem (House of Cards, In Treatment).

Most known for his role in Trainspotting, Bremner has appeared on the likes of The Accused, Strike Back, and My Name is Earl.

What do you think about the casting of Bremner as a man in charge of miracles? Are there any other actors that you’d like to see join the cast? Does The Vatican sound like something you’d watch?

Add Comment

Why We’ll Be Watching “The Irregulars” on Netflix
10 Things You Didn’t Know about “I Survived a Crime”
Scott Bakula Thinks Quantum Leap Reboot is Possible
What We Learned from The Mythic Quest Season 2 Trailer
Jeremy Piven is in a New Movie Called “Last Call”
Five Last Minute Changes That Saved Five Movies
The Story of Matthew McConaughey’s Audition for Titanic
Brett Ratner Making Directing Comeback with Milli Vanilli Biopic
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Cassandra Coleman
Appreciating the Voice Acting work of Kevin Michael Richardson
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Willie Spence
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Hannah Everhart
Why Rintrah Deserves a Solo Movie or TV Series
House of M WandaVision
Five Characters From Marvel’s “House of M” We Want To See in WandaVision
Marvel comics: House of M
Top 10 Marvel Comics Storylines You Should Read
10 Marvel Heroes That Actually Act More Like Villains
2020 Anime Awards
What Happened at the 2020 Anime Awards?
Anime Hero Match-up: Tanjiro vs. Deku
Five Anime Hero Face-Offs We Want to See
Demon Slayer Season 2
Let’s Talk About That Demon Slayer Season 2 Teaser
Sword Art Online VR
Why We Want a Sword Art Online Style VR MMO
Destiny 2
Why Destiny 2 Feels Fun Again in Season of the Chosen
Grand Theft Auto V Cross-play support
10 Games That Need Cross-Play Support
Marvel's Avengers
Is Marvel’s Avengers Worth Playing 6 Months Later?
Kingdom Hearts 3
Who Voices Who in Kingdom Hearts 3?