Rebel (2021 TV series)

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Rebel
Rebel (2021 TV series) Title Card.png
GenreDrama
Created byKrista Vernoff
Inspired byThe Life of Erin Brockovich today
Starring
Music by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes3
Production
Executive producers
ProducerHoward Grigsby
CinematographyTodd A. Dos Reis
Editors
  • Chad Mochrie
  • Nicole Artzer
  • Daniel Raj Koobir
Running time43 minutes[1]
Production companies
Release
Original networkABC
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original releaseApril 8, 2021 (2021-04-08) –
present (present)
External links
Official website

Rebel is an American drama television series inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich, created by Krista Vernoff, that premiered on ABC on April 8, 2021.[2]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Katey Sagal as Annie "Rebel" Bello[3]
  • John Corbett as Grady Bello,[3] Rebel's third husband who is divorcing her
  • Lex Scott Davis as Cassidy,[3] a lawyer and Rebel's daughter with her second husband, Benji
  • Tamala Reneé Jones as Lana,[3] an investigator and Rebel's best friend. She's Benji's sister and Cassidy's aunt.
  • James Lesure as Benji,[3] Rebel's second ex-husband and Cassidy's father
  • Kevin Zegers as Nate,[3] a doctor and Rebel's son with her first husband, Tommy
  • Sam Palladio as Luke[3]
  • Ariela Barer as Ziggy,[3] Rebel's and Grady's adopted daughter. She is a recovering addict with Lana as her sponsor.
  • Andy Garcia as Julian Cruz,[4] Rebel's boss who lost his wife after receiving the Stonemore heart valve

Recurring[edit]

Special guest star[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Rebel episodes
No.Title [5]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [5]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Marc WebbKrista VernoffApril 8, 2021 (2021-04-08)3.65[6]
2"Patient X"Adam ArkinKrista VernoffApril 15, 2021 (2021-04-15)3.57[7]
3"Superhero"Wendey StanzlerJamie DenboApril 22, 2021 (2021-04-22)3.14[8]
4"The Right Thing"TBATBAMay 6, 2021 (2021-05-06)TBD
5"Heart Burned"TBATBAMay 13, 2021 (2021-05-13)TBD
6"Just Because You're Paranoid"TBATBAMay 20, 2021 (2021-05-20)TBD

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On October 31, 2019, Rebel was given a put pilot commitment by ABC.[9] On January 23, 2020, it was given a pilot order.[10] On September 16, 2020, ABC gave the production a series order. The pilot is written by Krista Vernoff and directed by Tara Nicole Weyr. The series is created by Vernoff who was expected to executive produce alongside Erin Brockovich, John Davis, John Fox, Andrew Stearn and Alexandre Schmitt. Production companies involved with the series were slated to consist of Davis Entertainment, ABC Signature, and Sony Pictures Television.[11] On January 25, 2021, Marc Webb and Adam Arkin were added as executive producers.[12] The series premiered on April 8, 2021.[2]

Casting[edit]

Upon pilot order announcement, Katey Sagal was cast to star.[10] In February 2020, John Corbett, James Lesure, Tamala Jones, and Ariela Barer joined the main cast.[13][14][15][16] In March 2020, Andy Garcia and Lex Scott Davis were cast in starring roles.[4][17] On September 20, 2020, Kevin Zegers and Sam Palladio joined cast as lead opposites of Segal.[18] On January 25, 2021, Dan Bucatinsky was cast in a recurring capacities.[19] On February 9, 2021, Mary McDonnell, Adam Arkin, Matthew Glave, and Jalen Thomas Brooks joined the cast in recurring roles.[20] On February 25, 2021, Abigail Spencer joined the cast in a recurring role.[21]

Filming[edit]

The series began filming on December 2, 2020, in Los Angeles, California.[22]

Release[edit]

The series premiered on April 8, 2021, on ABC. Rebel airs in Canada on CTV, simulcast with ABC in the United States.[23] Internationally, the series is scheduled to premiered on Disney+ under the dedicated streaming hub Star as an original series, on May 28, 2021.[24]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 25% based on 8 critic reviews, with an average rating of 6/10.[25] Metacritic gave the series a weighted average score of 57 out of 100 based on seven critic reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[26]

Ratings[edit]

Viewership and ratings per episode of Rebel
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" April 8, 2021 0.5 3.65[6] 0.3 2.68 0.8 6.33[27]
2 "Patient X" April 15, 2021 0.5 3.57[7] TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 "Superhero" April 22, 2021 0.4 3.14[8] TBD TBD TBD TBD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rebel". Hulu. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Ausiello, Michael (January 25, 2021). "ABC Shakes Up Thursday Lineup: Million Little Things Out, Rebel In — Plus, Grey's Anatomy Return Delayed". TVLine. Retrieved February 10, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Rebel Meet the Cast". ABC Entertainment. Retrieved April 16, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (March 10, 2020). "Andy Garcia To Star In ABC's Erin Brockovich-Inspired Drama Pilot 'Rebel'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Shows A-Z - rebel on abc". The Futon Critic. Retrieved April 29, 2021.
  6. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (April 9, 2021). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.8.2021". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on April 9, 2021. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
  7. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (April 16, 2021). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.15.2021". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved April 16, 2021.
  8. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (April 23, 2021). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.22.2021". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 31, 2019). "Erin Brockovich-Inspired Drama 'Rebel' From Krista Vernoff & Davis Entertainment Set At ABC As Put Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  10. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (January 23, 2020). "Katey Sagal To Star In Erin Brockovich-Inspired Drama 'Rebel' From Krista Vernoff Picked Up To Pilot By ABC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 16, 2020). "ABC Orders Straight To Series Erin Brockovich-Inspired Drama 'Rebel' From Krista Vernoff Starring Katey Sagal". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 25, 2021). "ABC Sets Krista Vernoff Thursday As 'Rebel' Joins Night & 'AMLT' Moves; 'Grey's Anatomy' Return Delayed". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 12, 2020). "'Rebel': John Corbett To Co-Star In ABC's Erin Brockovich-Inspired Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 14, 2020). "'Rebel': James Lesure To Co-Star In ABC's Erin Brockovich-Inspired Drama Pilot". Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 19, 2020). "'Rebel': Tamala Jones To Co-Star In ABC's Erin Brockovich-Inspired Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  16. ^ Petski, Denise (February 20, 2020). "'Rebel': Ariela Barer To Co-Star In ABC's Erin Brockovich-Inspired Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  17. ^ Petski, Denise (March 12, 2020). "Lex Scott Davis Joins ABC's Erin Brockovich-Inspired Drama Pilot 'Rebel'". Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  18. ^ Petski, Denise (September 23, 2020). "Kevin Zegers & Sam Palladio Join Katey Sagal In Erin Brockovich-Inspired ABC Drama 'Rebel'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  19. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 25, 2021). "Dan Bucatinsky Joins New ABC Drama Series 'Rebel' As Recurring". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  20. ^ Petski, Denise (February 9, 2021). "'Rebel': Mary McDonnell, Adam Arkin, Matthew Glave & Jalen Thomas Brooks Join ABC Drama Series As Recurring". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  21. ^ Petski, Denise (February 25, 2021). "Abigail Spencer Joins ABC Drama Series 'Rebel' As Recurring". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  22. ^ "Rebel". Production List. Archived from the original on February 13, 2021. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  23. ^ "New Series REBEL and HOME ECONOMICS Join CTV's Spring 2021 Schedule". NewsWire. March 16, 2021. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  24. ^ Palmer, Roger (February 23, 2021). "Rebel Coming To Disney+ As A "Star Original"". What's on Disney Plus. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  25. ^ "Rebel: Season 1 (2021)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 10, 2021.
  26. ^ "Rebel: Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  27. ^ https://programminginsider.com/thursday-ratings-soft-start-for-abcs-rebel-more-positive-results-for-law-order-organized-crime-on-nbc/

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