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Meet the new Saint: James Purefoy

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Saint_lAs the New Orleans Saints (of the National Football League) plummet into inconsequence, another Saint is making a comeback. (How’s that for a totally ridiculous segue? Sometimes, letting your fingers do the walking results in buffoonery.)

But, yes, according to author Leslie Charteris’ official website, indefatigable rogue and occasional cat burglar Simon Templar—who was last seen in 1997’s misbegotten Val Kilmer flick—will be returning to the small screen. Rome‘s James Purefoy (pictured, left) will be stepping into the shoes made famous by a ridiculously handsome pre-Bond Roger Moore (right) for a new TV series, which we probably won’t see here in the US because we’re just not cool enough.

addCredit(“James Purefoy: Avik Gilboa/WireImage.com; Roger Moore: Everett Collection”)