Katey Sagal (66 years old), best known for her role as Peg Bundy in the series “Bundy Family”, will star in the new series “Rebel”, written by Krista Vernoff (“Grey’s Anatomy”).
Katey Sagal will play the lead role in the series, of Annie “Rebel ‘Bello, a legal official who advises clients without having a law degree. The character, described in the script as “a funny, messy, brilliant and brave woman, who is totally involved in the causes she fights for, especially when it comes to the people she loves, and who wins at all costs” is inspired by Erin Brockovich. She became famous after her role was played by Julia Roberts in the drama “Erin Brockovich” (2000), directed by Steven Soderbergh, which won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
The series ‘Rebel’ will be produced by ABC and will premiere in 2021. The cast also includes Andy Garcia, John Corbett (‘All About Sex’), James Lesure (‘Las Vegas’), Tamala Jones (‘Castle’ ), Sam Palladio (‘Nashville’), Kevin Zegers (‘In Search of Revenge’), Lex Scott Davis (‘Night of Judgment: The Beginning’) and Ariela Barer (‘Ladyworld’).
“Erin Brockovich’s work is so consistent and important that it goes beyond words,” said screenwriter Krista Vernoff, screenwriter and executive producer of “Grey’s Anatomy.” “Despite the lack of a degree in the field, Erin works uninterruptedly for justice in the social and ecological field, among others. She inspires everyone around her and is also very funny. It was a great honor for me to meet her and create a character inspired by her. In addition, I worked with a dream cast, led by the extraordinary Katey Sagal and an incredible director, Tara Nicole Weyr ‘, she added.