Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

Feb 15, 2013

Kyle Chandler for Pope!

Kyle Chandler is going celibate. Friday Night Lights's beloved Coach Taylor is headed back to television, for a role that will have him wearing a dress. Or a tunic. Or whatever they call it. The point is that he's playing a Catholic in a Showtime pilot called Vatican, which is about all the political maneuvering and whatnot in the modern-day Catholic Church. Chandler's character is progressive by Catholic standards, which I'm sure will find him running afoul of lots of stuffy squares. Matthew Goode is on the show as well, playing "the Pope’s closest confidante." Ohhh, like that sexy one Ratzinger had? Hm?? While this could potentially be an interesting show — though it being on Showtime suggests it'll be a bit trashy — it's hard to think about Kyle Chandler in this kind of role.

He's such a salt of the earth, controlled twang kind of a guy. Putting him in priestly garb and sending him to St. Peter's seems strange. And a show all about priests? Will there be any women? I mean, probably, what, Chandler's character has a secret lover or something? But that's probably about it, lady wise. Which, actually, is a good thing. Too many women on TV. Time for the men to take it back. And what better men to take it back than a bunch of Catholic priests, and not just any Catholic priests, the ones in management, who've done such a good job these past few centuries. Terrific.;_ylt=A2KJjaiq4B5RpRMAJBrQtDMD

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