Rebel to premiere on Disney+
April 9, 2021
By Nik Roseveare
Drama series Rebel – the Erin Brockovich-inspired story starring Katey Sagal – will stream exclusively on Star on Disney+ from May 28th.
The series tells the story of Annie ‘Rebel’ Bello – a blue-collar legal advocate without a law degree who is inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich.
“The work that Erin Brockovich does in this world is so powerful and so important that it almost defies description. Erin works tirelessly for social, legal and environmental justice despite the lack of a formal degree. She inspires everyone she meets to become their own heroes, and somehow, she also keeps us laughing. It has been a tremendous honor to get to know Erin and to create a show inspired by her,” said creator Krista Vernoff.
“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,” added Erin Brockovich. “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.”
The series is produced by ABC Signature in association with Sony Pictures Television. ABC Signature, alongside 20th Television, is a part of Disney Television Studios.