'Rebel' Full Cast List: Meet Katey Sagal, John Corbett, Andy Garcia and the rest of the cast of ABC's drama
'Rebel' is already garnering attention from audiences as its trailer saw more than 27 million views. It's not surprising when you think about it as it has some of the greatest powerhouses behind the show. Not just is the show based on Erin Brockovich, it's also produced by her.
Another powerhouse behind 'Rebel' is Krista Vernoff, a name all 'Grey's Anatomy' fans are no doubt familiar with, who will serve as showrunner here. Talking about working with Vernoff in an interview, Erin Brockovich says, “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".
Now that we've met the forces behind the show, let's meet the stars of 'Rebel'.
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Katey Sagal as Rebel
Accoridng to the trailer, Katey Sagal plays Rebel who's 'not a lawyer just loud'. An official synopsis of Rebel's character describes her as "a blue-collar legal advocate without a law degree — a funny, messy, brilliant and fearless woman who cares desperately about the causes she fights for and the people she loves. When Rebel applies herself to a fight she believes in, she will win at almost any cost."
Katey Sagal is known for bringing strength to all the characters that she portrays on screen. She is known for her ability to play both comic and dramatic roles. She is perhaps best known for playing Peg Bundy on 'Married with Children' for which she received three Golden Globe and two American Comedy Award nominations. Besides this, of course, she is known for playing much-loved characters such as Cate Hennessy on '8 Simple Rules' and Gemma Teller Morrow on the FX series 'Sons of Anarchy', for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, Television Series Drama in 2011.
In addition to her acting career, Katey's first love is singing and songwriting. She even released an album 'Room' in 2004.
John Corbett as Grady Bello
John Corbett plays Rebel’s supportive husband, who says things like "if you don’t go to work who will save the world". Corbett, of course, has played roles like this throughout his career, the laid-back easy-going supportive partner, whether it was in 'Sex and the City' or in 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'.
Corbett began his acting career with a guest role in 'The Wonder Years'. However, his big breakout role was as Chris Stevens on 'Northern Exposure' for which he received Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. Corbett received his second Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for the role of Aidan in 'Sex and the City'. Corbett also recently gained a whole new generation of fans in Netflix's popular 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' where he plays Dr Covey.
Andy Garcia as Julian Cruz
Andy Garcia will star as Julian Cruz on 'Rebel', the lawyer Rebel works for, though often like in 'Erin Brockovich', it feels like the other way around. Cruz is a powerful attorney but he is grappling with personal loss since he was widowed two years ago. Rebel quite often gets his goat especially with the emotional blackmail that she uses to get him to take on more cases.
Andy Garcia shot to fame with Brian De Palma's 'The Untouchables', alongside a stellar cast that included Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, and Robert De Niro. The most prominent role of his career is arguably in Francis Ford Coppola's 'The Godfather Part III' as Vincent Mancini alongside Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, and Eli Wallach. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance. For others who are fans of romantic dramas, Garcia's role in the film 'When a Man Loves a Woman' is a standout performance.
Adam Arkin as Mark Duncan
Adam Arkin, who also executive produces the series, plays Mark Duncan the CEO of the Stonemore Medical Corporation. While he projects himself as a do-gooder, Rebel can see beneath his veneer and knows that his heart valve is causing people harm.
The multi-talented Adam Arkin, who is an accomplished actor and director, has had an extremely illustrious career. He has been nominated for numerous awards including a Tony Award, three Primetime Emmy Awards and four SAG awards. Arkin's most popular role arguably is that of Aaron Shutt on 'Chicago Hope'. His other notable roles include his guest role on 'Northern Exposure' for which he received an Emmy nomination. He also portrayed the villain Ethan Zobelle, a white separatist gang leader, on the FX original series 'Sons of Anarchy'. Talent clearly runs in his family as his father, Alan Arkin, and brother, Matthew, are also actors.
Who are the other stars?
The other stars of 'Rebel' include Mary McDonnell, Abigail Spencer, James Lesure, Tamala Jones, Matthew Glave, Lex Scott Davis and Kevin Zegers.
Krista Vernoff (from 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Station 19') is the creator and showrunner of 'Rebel'. The series is executive produced by Vernoff and Alexandre Schmitt of 'Trip the Light', Erin Brockovich, John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment, Andrew Stearn, Marc Webb and Adam Arkin.
You can catch the trailer of 'Rebel' below. 'Rebel' will premiere on ABC on Thursday, April 8 at 10|9c.