In today’s daily bulletin, I have actual news to tell you about! Okay, there’s also another trailer to talk about, but let’s set that aside for just a minute.
Ridley Scott to direct The Vaticanpilot Showtime has announced that Ridley Scott will be directing the pilot for their (potential) new series The Vatican. The show’s being billed as, “a provocative contemporary genre thriller about spirituality, power and politics – set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic church.” Sounds like it definitely has possibilities.
So far all that’s been ordered is the pilot episode, but Scott’s involvement is a pretty good sign there’ll be more to come. He hasn’t directed any TV for a long time (his last directing gig on TV was a 1969 episode of the British series The Troubleshooters), but he’s been involved as an executive producer on several successful shows in recent years, including Numb3rs and The Good Wife.