According to Coming Soon, Showtime has hired Ridley Scott to direct the pilot episode of the network’s upcoming drama, The Vatican. The show is described as being “a provocative contemporary genre thriller about spirituality, power and politics – set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic church.”
Writer Paul Attanasio (House M.D., Quiz Show, Donnie Brasco) has already written the script for the hour-long show, which the network is hoping will turn into a series. This will be the first time Scott has worked on a TV series since the ‘60s, when he was mostly a set designer in the United Kingdom. We’ll have more information on The Vatican as it becomes available.