'Mother Mary': Release date, plot, cast, and everything you need to know about the new comedy on Pop TV

What would happen in today’s world if the most irresponsible and lazy human on Earth was impregnated by immaculate conception? 


                            'Mother Mary': Release date, plot, cast, and everything you need to know about the new comedy on Pop TV
Betsy Sodaro and Rachel Bloom (Getty Images)

Pop TV has announced the order of 'Mother Mary' pilot, a comedy with a modern twist to famous stories told. The pilot joins the network's already forward comedies 'Schitt's Creek', 'One day at a time' and 'Florida Girls.'

Release date

The release date is yet to be finalized, but the pilot is set to start shooting in February 2020.

Plot

The synopsis of the show talks about the questions 'Mother Mary' poses: 'What would happen in today’s world if the most irresponsible and lazy human on Earth was impregnated by immaculate conception? '

Justin Rosenblatt, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Pop TV said, "We think 'Mother Mary is a clever comedy that offers a lot of life lessons that are filled with heart through smart storytelling imparted through Betsy’s hilarious and irreverent sense of humor.” 

Cast

Betsy Sodaro stars as the modern version of Mary and Rachel Bloom will portray Christa Anton, the Mother of The Antichrist.

Betsy Sodaro

Actress Betsy Sodaro attends Comedy Central's 'Another Period' Premiere Party Event at The Ebell Club of Los Angeles on June 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

Betsy Sodaro is an American actress, voice actress, and comedian from Los Angeles. She is best known for her roles in 'Another Period', 'Clipped', 'Animal Practice', 'Nailed It' and 'Disjointed'

Rachel Bloom

Rachel Bloom attends the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.(Getty Images)

Rachel Leah Bloom is an American actress, singer, writer, and comedian. She is known for her role as Rebecca Bunch in 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend', a CW comedy-drama series. She went on to win a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical for her portrayal of the role. She's also set to play a voice role in DreamWorks’ Animation sequel 'Trolls World Tour'

Creators

Created by CBS Television Studios, the comedy is written by Casey Feigh ('What We Do in the Shadows'), Dan Gregor ('How I Met Your Mother')and Sodaro ('Disjointed'). Executive producers include Emmy and Golden Globe winner Bloom ('Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'), Tony Hernandez and Brooke Posch of Jax Media (Broad City, Russian Doll, 'Florida Girls'), and Feigh, Gregor and Sodaro. Gregor will be directing the series. Feigh and Gregor had also previously written and produced a version of 'Mother Mary' in 2016 starring Sodaro and Drew Tarver.

Trailer

The trailer has yet to be released, stay tuned for updates.

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