Pop TV has ordered the comedy pilot Mother Mary, executive produced by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend).
Mother Mary asks the question, What would happen in today’s world if the most irresponsible and lazy human on Earth was impregnated by immaculate conception? Betsy Sodaro (Disjointed), who developed the character, will star as a reimagined version of Mary, and Bloom is set to feature in the pilot in the role of Christa Anton, the Mother of the Antichrist.
The project is conceived by CBS Television Studios, written by Casey Feigh (What We Do in the Shadows), Dan Gregor (How I Met Your Mother) and Sodaro. Bloom executive produces along with Tony Hernandez and Brooke Posch of Jax Media (Broad City, Russian Doll, Florida Girls) and Feigh, Gregor and Sodaro.
“The overall production deal we have with the Devil hasn’t born any fruit to date, but when he pitched this show with Rachel Bloom attached, we just couldn’t say no,” said Justin Rosenblatt, executive VP of original programming and development at Pop TV. “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.”