Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 boss Krista Vernoff can have three reveals on the air at ABC this season.
The broadcast community has ordered drama collection Rebel straight to collection to debut in 2021, it was introduced Wednesday by Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment.
The collection premiere episode is written by Krista Vernoff and directed by Tara Nicole Weyr.
Inspired by the lifetime of Erin Brockovich at this time, Annie “Rebel” Bello is a blue-collar authorized advocate and not using a legislation diploma.
She’s a humorous, messy, good and fearless lady who cares desperately in regards to the causes she fights for and the folks she loves.
When Rebel applies herself to a struggle she believes in, she’s going to win at virtually any price.
“Erin Brockovich has by no means stopped the extraordinary work she does combating for her purchasers like they’re household, and Krista Vernoff’s tackle her life at this time in ‘Rebel’ is simple,” mentioned Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment.
“Katey Sagal is a powerhouse as ‘Rebel’ and with Andy Garcia, John Corbett and the remainder of the outstanding solid, viewers are going to fall in love with these characters and the world Krista has created for them.” “
The work that Erin Brockovich does on this world is so highly effective and so essential that it virtually defies description,” mentioned Vernoff.
“Erin works tirelessly for social, authorized and environmental justice regardless of the dearth of a proper diploma. She conjures up everybody she meets to grow to be their very own heroes, and in some way, she additionally retains us laughing.”
“It has been an incredible honor to get to know Erin and to create a show impressed by her,” continues Vernoff.
“I’m thrilled to be working with a dream solid led by the extraordinary Katey Sagal with the unimaginable Tara Nicole Weyr directing.”
“I couldn’t be extra excited in regards to the collection order for ‘Rebel,’ and I’m so grateful for the assist of Dana Walden, Karey Burke, Craig Hunegs, Jonnie Davis and all my companions at Walt Disney Television and ABC.”
“‘Rebel’ isn’t just my story, it’s all of our tales. There is a hero that exists in all of us, and I’m so excited for Krista Vernoff and ABC to convey their visionary storytelling to this collection,” mentioned Erin Brockovich.
“The identify ‘Rebel’ oozes self-empowerment, braveness and rising above, even within the worst of circumstances. I can not consider anybody higher to play this position than the indomitable Katey Sagal, who’s such a power, in addition to the remainder of this extraordinary solid.”
The collection stars Katey Sagal as Annie “Rebel” Bello, John Corbett as Grady Bello, James Lesure as Benji, Lex Scott Davis as Cassidy, Tamala Jones as Lona, Ariela Barer as Ziggie, Kevin Zegers as Nate, Sam Palladio as Luke, and Andy Garcia as Cruz.
Rebel is government produced by Krista Vernoff and Alexandre Schmitt of Trip the Light, Erin Brockovich, John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment and Andrew Stearn.
The collection is produced by ABC Signature in affiliation with Sony Pictures Television. ABC Signature is part of Disney Television Studios, alongside twentieth Television and Touchstone Television.
News of the collection order dropped simply hours earlier than it was introduced that Stumptown had been canceled attributable to ABC not having area on its schedule.
Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.