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Damian Lewis Is Your New Henry VIII

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Actor Damian Lewis attends the launch of Fay Ripley's new book "Fay Makes it Easy" in The Club at Cafe Royal on March 19, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

It is official: Damian Lewis, late of Homeland, will play Henry VIII in the BBC 2 adaptation of Hilary Mantel's acclaimed novel Wolf Hall. Mark Rylance will star opposite Lewis as Thomas Cromwell (technically, the book is about Cromwell, remember?); the series is scheduled to air on PBS sometime in 2015. Okay, but how does this affect your [spoiler] "Brody is alive!!" conspiracy theories?

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