Matthew Goode ("Watchmen," "Stoker") has been cast in Paul Attanasio's drama pilot "Vatican" at Showtime, Sony Pictures TV and Scott Free. Goode will play Papal Secretary Bernd Koch, the current Pope's closest confidante.
Ridley Scott helmed the pilot, which is described as a provocative contemporary genre thriller about spirituality, power and politics set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic church. [Source: Deadline]
Hatfields & McCoys
Virginia Madsen has scored the lead role in NBC's drama pilot "Hatfields & McCoys", described as a modern-day take on the infamous Hatfields and McCoys family feud. John Glenn and Charlize Theron are producing.
The story begins with a startling death that re-ignites the feud between these two legendary families in present-day Pittsburgh, unleashing decades of resentment. Madsen will play the matriarch of the McCoy clan who, after her husband is murdered, very carefully manipulates her son into taking revenge. [Source: Deadline]
Zombieland: The Series
Maiara Walsh ("Switched at Birth") has been cast as Wichita in Amazon's "Zombieland" TV series. Emma Stone played the role in the feature film upon which the series is based. [Source: The Live Feed]
Peter Sarsgaard ("Kinsey," "Green Lantern") has joined the cast of the third season of AMC's drama "The Killing" at Fox TV Studios.
Sarsgaard will play Tom Seward, a death row inmate for whom the clock is ticking down. A lifelong convict born into poverty and crime. [Source: Deadline]