Coach Taylor Kyle Chandler is set to star in a new Showtime pilot called The Vatican. The bad news is, he's a priest, so he won't have a wife as awesome as Connie Britton. He'll play the "charming and mysterious" archbishop of New York, Cardinal Thomas Duffy, whose progressive views get him in trouble. 

There is definitely potential for drama and intrigue here, especially since it'll be on premium cable (aka taking more risks). It's a "thriller about spirituality, power, and politics."

Even better? The pilot is directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator) and written by Paul Attanasio (House, The Good German). The only way this could be better is if Cardinal Duffy makes his way down to Nashville.

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[via Vulture]