Pope Joan: Truth or Legend?
12.08.11 by REELZ
In a little over a week, Reelz will be debuting the 2-part miniseries Pope Joan to U.S. television audiences. Set to air December 18th, Pope Joan tells the story of Johanna von Ingelheim, a woman whose existence has been denied for a thousand years. A controversial figure of historical record, she disguised herself as a man and rose to rule the Catholic Church in the 9th century as the first and only woman to sit on the throne of St. Peter.
Based on the international bestselling novel by Donna Woolfolk Cross, Pope Joan was produced by Constantin Film. Made as a four hour miniseries, Reelz will air it in separate two-hour parts starting December 18th and 19th at 8pm ET and 8pm PT.
Originally aired in Europe, the German-Italian-Spanish co-production stars Johanna Wokalek (North Face) as Johanna, David Wenham (300), and John Goodman (Roseanne) also star.