Rebel is indeed an American legal comedy-drama television series developed by Krista Vernoff and focuses on the life of Erin Brockovich. It aired on ABC on April 8, 2021, and ended on June 10, 2021. After the first season, the show was terminated in May 2021.
ABC gave Rebel a put pilot commitment on October 31, 2019. This was issued a pilot order on January 23, 2020. The production was given a series order by ABC on September 16, 2020. Krista Vernoff wrote the pilot, as well as Tara Nicole Weyr directed it. Vernoff devised the show, and Erin Brockovich, John Davis, John Fox, Andrew Stearn, and Alexandre Schmitt were scheduled to executive produce alongside him. The series’ production firms were supposed to be made up of.
Davis Entertainment, ABC Signature, as well as Sony Pictures Television were slated to be involved in the series’ production. Marc Webb, as well as Adam Arkin, were hired as executive producers on January 25, 2021. ABC cancelled the show after first season on May 14, 2021. On July 15, 2021, it was announced that the show was in talks to move to IMDb TV for a possible second season. Vernoff, the show’s creator, declared a month later that there would be no second game.
Katey Sagal was cast as the lead after the pilot order was announced. John Corbett, James Lesure, Tamala Jones, and Ariela Barer joined the main cast in February 2020. Andy Garcia as well as Lex Scott Davis been cast as leading roles in March 2020.
Kevin Zegers as well as Sam Palladio joined the cast as Segal’s primary opposites on September 20, 2020. Dan Bucatinsky was cast in recurring roles on January 25, 2021. Mary McDonnell, Adam Arkin, Matthew Glave, and Jalen Thomas Brooks landed a role as recurring characters on February 9, 2021. Abigail Spencer joined the roster as a recurring character on February 25, 2021.
The series has a 38 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 8 critic reviews with an average rating of 6/10. Based on seven reviewer reviews, Metacritic assigned the series a weighted average score of 57 out of 100, indicating “mixed or mediocre reviews.”