TV News: SHIELD, Vatican, Saint

Chloe Bennet (“Nashville”) has been cast as ‘Skye’ in Joss Whedon and Marvel’s upcoming series “S.H.I.E.L.D.”. The character is described as a confident woman slightly obsessed with superhero culture and the shadow organizations that exist within it. [Source: The Live Feed]

Showtime has ordered the contemporary thriller pilot “The Vatican” which will mark the first time filmmaker Ridley Scott will direct a TV pilot.

The series would explore the relationships and rivalries, spirituality, power and political machinations within the modern day Catholic church.

Paul Attanasio (“House,” “Donnie Brasco”) penned the script and will produce along with Scott and David Zucker (“The Good Wife”). [Source: The Live Feed]

The Saint
Roger Moore and Ian Ogilvy are joining the cast of the pilot for the upcoming TV reboot of “The Saint” property. Both actors previously played the title character in earlier incarnations of the series.

The story follows Simon Templar (Adam Rayner), a brilliant criminal who uses his considerable illicit skills as a modern-day Robin Hood as he infuriates local law enforcement and woos Patricia Holm (Eliza Dushku), his on-again, off-again romance. [Source: Deadline]