15 March 2013 4:17 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Just a few days after the Vatican named a new Pope, The Vatican has done the same.

The Showtime drama pilot has cast Bruno Ganz as the fictional head of the Catholic Church, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The project, directed by Ridley Scott and penned by Paul Attanasio (House), is a provocative contemporary genre thriller about spirituality, power and politics – set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic Church.

Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) stars as the progressive Archbishop of New York, who causes a »


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