Vatican: Kyle Chandler Lands Lead Role in Showtime’s New Pilot

It looks like Kyle Chandler is returning to television.  Showtime as just announced that the former Friday Night Lights star has been cast in the lead role in the new Vatican pilot.   Vatican is described as “a provocative contemporary genre thriller about spirituality, power and politics — set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic church.”

Chandler will play Cardinal Thomass Duffy, the Archbishop of New Year who preaches progressive leanings that make him friends and enemies in equal measure.  Other actors cast in the piot include Mathew Goode as Papal Secretary Bernd Koch, the current Pope’s closest confidante and Sebastian Koch as Cardinal Marco Malerba, the Vatican’s Secretary of State.

“Kyle Chandler is one of the most talented and sought-after actors working today, and was a fantastic creative partner through five seasons of Friday Night Lights,” said David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. “With Kyle, Matthew Goode and Sebastian Koch, Ridley and Paul have put together a powerhouse cast to anchor this incredibly timely show.”

Chandler has recently appeared in several films since the end of Friday Night Lights, including two Oscar nominated movies this past year: Zero Dark Thirty and Argo.

Vatican is set to begin shooting in 2013 and will be considered for pick-up by Showtime.

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