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[01/16/14 - 11:09 AM]
Showtime at TCA: Nevins Tees Up New Season of "Homeland"
Plus: the executive on new series "The Affair," "Happyish"; busted pilot "The Vatican"; and more!

[12/12/13 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 12
Updates include: FX gives pilot order to Kurt Sutter's "The Bastard Executioner"; Starz pulls out of licensing "Fortitude"; and ABC picks up four more episodes of "Shark Tank."

[03/15/13 - 12:42 PM]
Habemus Papam: Bruno Ganz Joins "The Vatican" on Showtime(R) as Pope Sixtus VI
Pope Sixtus VI, of German ancestry, is an unassuming and introspective caretaker of the Church, who struggles with his own legacy, and how history will judge his papacy.

[03/13/13 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 13
Updates include: NBC begins casting a fourth season of "The Sing-Off"; the fan-funded "Veronica Mars" movie is a go; and Kristin Davis joins "Bad Teacher" at CBS.

[03/01/13 - 01:55 PM]
Golden Globe(R) Nominee Anna Friel Joins the Cast of "The Vatican" on Showtime(R)
She'll play Kayla Duffy, the younger sister of Cardinal Thomas Duffy (Kyle Chandler).

[02/15/13 - 01:11 PM]
Emmy(R) Award Winner Kyle Chandler Secures Lead Role in "The Vatican" on Showtime(R)
Matthew Goode and Sebastian Koch have also joined the cast of the pilot, from director Ridley Scott and writer Paul Attanasio.

[02/12/13 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 12
Updates include: NBC rolls back "Up All Night" revival; the BBC nixes "The Hour"; and Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Beals and Billy Campbell land pilots.

[12/20/12 - 05:20 PM]
Showtime(R) Orders "The Vatican" Into Production for 2013
Sir Ridley Scott and Paul Attanasio are behind the project, "set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic church."







VATICAN, THE (SHOWTIME)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
12/20/12 - 1/16/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
network passed on 12/12/13
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, February 2013) Emmy Award winner Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty) has been cast in the lead role of the drama pilot THE VATICAN, a provocative contemporary genre thriller about spirituality, power and politics - set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic church. Chandler will portray Cardinal Thomas Duffy, the charismatic yet enigmatic Archbishop of New York, whose progressive leanings excite some and alarm others within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. Acclaimed actors Matthew Goode (A Single Man) and Sebastian Koch (A Good Day to Die Hard) have also joined the cast. THE VATICAN will begin production in 2013 and is being produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with SHOWTIME for series consideration. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anna Friel as Kayla Duffy
· Bruno Ganz as Pope Sixtus VI
· Ewen Bremner as Monsignor Alberico Iemma
· Kyle Chandler as Cardinal Thomas Duffy
· Matthew Goode as Papal Secretary Bernd Koch
· Sebastian Koch as Cardinal Marco Malerba
CREW INFORMATION:
· David W. Zucker as EP
· Paul Attanasio as CRTR/EP
· Ridley Scott as EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Scott Free Productions
· Sony Pictures Television