ABC had ordered an Erin Brockovich inspired show, called Rebel, straight to series.
The network announced today that Katey Sagal would lead the series, with John Corbett, James Lesure, Lex Scott Davis, Tamala Jones, Ariela Barer, Kevin Zegers, Sam Palladio and Andy Garcia.
The series centers on Annie “Rebel” Bello, a blue-collar legal advocate without a law degree. She’s a funny, messy, brilliant and fearless woman who cares desperately about the causes she fights for and the people she loves.
When Rebel applies herself to a fight she believes in, she will win at almost any cost.
Erin Brockovich, the inspiration behind the 2000 Oscar nominated film, released a statement about the series.
“Rebel is not just my story, it is all of our stories. There is a hero that exists in all of us, and I am so excited for Krista Vernoff and ABC to bring their visionary storytelling to this series,” she shared. “The name Rebel oozes self-empowerment, courage and rising above, even in the worst of circumstances. I cannot think of anyone better to play this role than the indomitable Katey Sagal, who is such a force, as well as the rest of this extraordinary cast.”
Stay tuned to JustJared.com for more details on the program.
Katey most recently had a recurring role on ABC’s The Connors.
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