Available on Disney + Star, “Rebel” follows the adventures of Annie Bello, a self-taught and temperamental legal advisor who is directly inspired by the fate of Erin Brockovich, famous American activist.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT ?
Annie “Rebel” Bello works as a legal consultant without a law degree. She desperately cares about the causes she believes in. When Rebel engages in a fight, she does everything to win it.
Rebel, a series created by Krista Vernoff.
Available on Disney + Star
AFTER JULIA ROBERTS, KATEY SAGAL
The name of Erin Brockovich went around the world in 2000, thanks to the film by Steven Soderbergh. This biopic looks back at the extraordinary fate of this mother and self-taught lawyer who reveals to the general public a scandal of polluted drinking water in the town of Hinkley, California, in 1993. On screen, the role is embodied by Julia Roberts who won the Oscar for best actress in 2001. Twenty years later, the turbulent Erin Brockovich is back, well almost.
Series Rebel is inspired by his determined personality, his temperament and his struggles. The real lawyer, a real romantic character, co-produces the program. But here, Erin Brockovich becomes Annie Bello, played by Katey Sagal, star of the cult sitcom of the eighties, Married, two children. Unlike Steven Soderbergh’s film, Rebel takes the path of fiction to offer an entertaining, if very classic, procedural soap opera.
In this new story, written by Krista Vernoff – already at the helm of important series like Grey’s Anatomy Where Charmed -, the lawyer must investigate a series of defective heart valves, endangering the lives of several sick people. To come to the aid of the most disadvantaged, Annie Bello employs methods of her own, such as interrupting the reception of a wealthy CEO by inviting dozens of unleashed demonstrators to invade the premises. Muscular techniques that often send him to the police station.
The high quality of Rebel – which, alas, will not know season 2 – is based above all on the talent of its main actress, funny, endearing and explosive in the skin of a character who suits her to delight. Alongside Katey Sagal, some will recognize Andy Garcia in the role of her former husband, but also Mary McDonnell, famous Dressed with the fist in Dancing with the wolves by Kevin Costner.
Check out the trailer for “Rebel”: