'The New Pope': Marilyn Manson, Sharon Stone to star in HBO show alongside Jude Law
'Holy Father! Sharon Stone and Marilyn Manson will guest star in #TheNewPope, coming soon,' HBO tweeted on May 17
Marilyn Manson, who considers himself to be an 'Antichrist Superstar,' is clearly getting cozy with the church.
The rock musician will guest star in HBO's upcoming series 'The New Pope', it was announced on May 17. "Holy Father! Sharon Stone and Marilyn Manson will guest star in #TheNewPope, coming soon," HBO tweeted.
The new show is a follow-up to the 2017 limited series 'The Young Pope' which stars Jude Law as a young American pope who radicalizes the Catholic Church.
'The Young Pope', which consisted of some dark cinematic shots of mountains of babies, was popular for being weird. The story is definitely about to get a lot weirder with the casting of Manson who revealed in his autobiography titled 'The Long Hard Road Out of Hell' that he is a certified minister in the Church of Satan.
Through the course of his entire career, the musical genius has questioned religion through song and art. At one point, he even resorted to dressing up as a Pope, albeit a scarier-looking pope than the one at the Vatican, in his music videos and live performances.
Among Manson's biggest hit songs were tracks like 'The Beautiful People,' 'Sweet Dreams', and 'Disposable Teens.'
Although it is yet unknown what Manson's role will be in the upcoming HBO sequel, it could possibly capitalize on the star's off-screen character.
Manson confirmed the news of his casting on the show with a tweet on Friday that read, "The New Pope is gonna be fantastic. When in Rome," which was accompanied by a picture of him in his usual black attire, nail polish, tattoos, and metal rings.
HBO has not released a premiere date for 'The New Pope' but has tweeted that the series is "coming soon."
Manson's casting comes only a month after Law was spotted shooting for the much-awaited TV series on a beach in Venice.
As a part of the shoot, Law was flanked by bikini-wearing women who threw volleyballs over his head in unison. The actor was joined by his co-star Ludivine Sagnier, who plays Esther in the show.
The pair was spotted holding hands in some of their pictures, with Law sporting a smug smile on his face as he looked at the camera.
The latest series is all set to give viewers the answers they've been waiting for after the former show's cliffhanger ending, but filming has completely been shrouded in secrecy.
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