Pop TV has greenlit new comedy pilot “Mother Mary,” a modern twist on one of the famous stories ever told. “Mother Mary” asks: What would happen in today’s world if the most irresponsible and lazy human on Earth was impregnated by immaculate conception? Betsy Sodaro, who developed the character, will star as a reimagined version of Mary, and Rachel Bloom has been cast in the role of “Christa Anton” … aka the Mother of the Antichrist.
“Mother Mary” is conceived by CBS Television Studios, written by Casey Feigh (“What We Do in the Shadows”), Dan Gregor (“How I Met Your Mother”) and Betsy Sodaro (Disjointed) and executive produced by Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) along with Tony Hernandez and Brooke Posch of Jax Media (“Broad City”), and Feigh, Gregor and Sodaro.
The pilot is set to shoot in February, with Dan Gregor directing.