Showtime’s “The Vatican” books its first cast member
With eerie timing, Showtime's "The Vatican," a potential series about "spirituality, power and politics", has booked its first cast member. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that "Watchmen's" Matthew Goode will co-star in the pilot as Bernd Koch, the pope's right-hand man.
The show would be "set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic church," exploring the power structure and relationships within the inner circle at the Vatican.
Ridley Scott will direct the first episode.