THE FACTS: Ridley Scott is set to direct his first-ever TV pilot.Â The Alien director will helm a new project at Showtime called The Vatican.Â The show is billed as a â€œa provocative contemporary genre thriller about spirituality, power and politics â€“ set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic church. The series will explore the relationships and rivalries as well as the mysteries and miracles behind one of the worldâ€™s most hidden institutions.â€ Paul Attanasio (House) wrote the script (SEE ARTICLE HERE)
MY TAKE: â€¦ I donâ€™t know about this one guys. I mean I have nothing but the utmost faith in Scott but a show about the Vatican? I suppose if there is one person, and a network, who could pull off such a thing it would be Scott and Showtime. He might be the best â€œswords and shieldsâ€ director well ever and Showtime has experience with shows with this subject matter but still, something about it rubs me the wrong way. Better call an alter boy.