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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.

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