Contact Us

Showtime’s ‘The Vatican’ Appoints Anna Friel

Showtime The Vatican Anna Friel
Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

Far removed from all the real-life Papal drama, however appropriately-timed, Showtime’s buzz-worthy Ridley Scott-directed pilot ‘The Vatican‘ has just grown itself a new flower. In addition to recent castings of ‘Friday Night Lights‘ star Kyle Chandler and ‘Stoker‘s Matthew Goode, ‘Pushing Daisies vet Anna Friel has officially joined the modern religious drama, but will she play a sinner or a saint?

Showtime’s prestige has seriously jumped up a few notches in recent years, but is it ready to take on ‘The Vatican? Directed by genre master Ridley Scott and featuring ‘Zero Dark Thirty‘ star Kyle Chandler, ‘The Vatican’ follows Chandler as Cardinal Thomas Duffy, “the charismatic yet enigmatic Archbishop of New York, whose progressive leanings excite some and alarm others within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.”

Sources report that ‘Pushing Daisies’ star Anna Friel has officially joined the cast playing Kayla Duffy, younger sister/foil to Chandler’s Cardinal Thomas Duffy. Kayla is identified as a sexually active, hard-partying New Yorker who rebels against the Church but loves her brother very deeply, and although they retain a close relationship, she proves a liability to his professional goals.

Written by Oscar-winner Paul Attanasio and with a pilot helmed by Ridley Scott, ‘The Vatican’ is described as “a provocative contemporary genre thriller about spirituality, power and politics – 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 world’s most hidden institutions.”

In addition to Friel, Matthew Goode (‘Watchmen’) and Sebastian Koch (‘A Good Day to Die Hard‘) round out the cast as Papal Secretary Bernd Koch and Cardinal Marco Malerba, respectively.

What say you? Do you think ‘The Vatican’ will cause a stir in real life, and be forced to resign?

More Local News

Latest Rock Report

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://b1027.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on B102.7 - Sioux Falls Classic Rock quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on B102.7 - Sioux Falls Classic Rock quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!