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Rebel is an American police drama television series created by Amani Walker. The series premiered on BET on March 28, 2017.[1] The series follows Oakland police officer Rebecca "Rebel" Knight, who after her brother was killed by police, began working as private investigator.[2]

Rebel
Genre Police drama
Neo-blaxploitation
Created by Amani Walker
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 9 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) John Singleton
Dallas Jackson
Randy Huggins
Michael McGahey
Robyn Snyder
Fernando Szew
Kate Lanier
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) New Deal Productions
8 Mile Scomi Productions
MarVista Entertainment
Silver Screen Pictures Entertainment
BET Networks
Release
Original network BET
Picture format
Original release March 28 (2017-03-28) – May 23, 2017 (2017-05-23)

Rebel was picked up to series with eight episode order and a two-hour pilot on April 20, 2016, by BET.[1][3][4] John Singleton is executive producer, writer and director.[5]

On June 9, 2016, stage actress Danielle Moné Truitt was cast as lead character, while Giancarlo Esposito, Mykelti Williamson, Method Man, and Brandon Quinn also were cast as series regulars.[6]

Contents

CastEdit

Main castEdit

Recurring charactersEdit

  • Derek Ray as Jimmy McIntyre
  • Michael Masini as Vaughn Bryant
  • Jerry Kernion as Captain Frank Hart
  • Mandy June Turpin as April Sommerdale
  • West Liang as Bryan Markey
  • Mikelen Walker as Malik Knight
  • Malcolm M. Mays as Brim
  • Adrian Anchondo as Hector
  • Anthony Corrales as Eddie Porzo
  • Patrick Labyorteaux as Dr. Adam Loyton
  • Rebecca Wisocky as Elsa Folster
  • Travis Johns as Sam Halderton
  • Bree Williamson as Dolores
  • Angel Parker as Stella Parker
  • Juan Alfonso as Jorge Polanco Jr.
  • Julia Cho as Dr. Sara Chan
  • Karole Foreman as Claudine Dudley
  • Marcuis Harris as Pastor Durod
  • Katie A. Keane as Dr. Jennifer Delge
  • Lauren London as Kim
  • Adam Karst as Ahmad Zirnoff

EpisodesEdit

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" John Singleton Story by : Amani Walker
Teleplay by : Kate Lanier
March 28, 2017 (2017-03-28) 100 0.705[7]
A renegade cop (Danielle Moné Truitt) has to make a series of tough choices after an on-the-job incident involving the death of her brother, changes her life forever.
2 "Brother's Keeper" Carl Seaton Randy Huggins April 4, 2017 (2017-04-04) 101 0.564[8]
Rebel sets out to disprove the police department's claim about Malik and discovers something she never knew about her brother as well as one of the cops involved in his death.
3 "Chasing Ghosts" Carl Seaton A.C. Allen April 11, 2017 (2017-04-11) 102 0.496[9]
Rebel and TJ team up to help a female Army vet from Iraq who is homeless and on the run for her life.
4 "Black Not Blue" Salli Richardson Terri Kopp April 18, 2017 (2017-04-18) 103 0.440[10]
Mack enlists Rebel to investigate a worker at his mother's assisted living facility. She discovers something surprising about his mother and is reminded of what a good man her ex-partner is, despite the fact that he shot at Malik.
5 "Conceal and Carry" Salli Richardson Patrick Moss April 25, 2017 (2017-04-25) 104 0.478[11]
Rebel takes on a cold case from her time as a detective: the murder of a 17-year-old aspiring artist.
6 "Partners" Sheldon Candis A.C. Allen & Natasha Tash Gray May 2, 2017 (2017-05-02) 105 0.480[12]
Rebel investigates a young church-going boy who robbed a liquor store. Meanwhile, Mr. Knight's old flame, Jackie, returns and stirs up old wounds for Rebel.
7 "Breaking Point" Sheldon Candis Randy Huggins & Terri Kopp May 9, 2017 (2017-05-09) 106 0.455[13]
Rebel and Cheena track a new lead connected to Vaughn Bryant. Meanwhile, at the police department, Charles is faced with a moral dilemma
8 "Redemption" Jeffrey W. Byrd Randy Huggins & Terri Kopp May 16, 2017 (2017-05-16) 107 0.461[14]
Rebel and Cheena team up with Mack and Jimmy to find a missing Brim.
9 "Just Us" Jeffrey W. Byrd Randy Huggins & Terri Kopp May 23, 2017 (2017-05-23) 108 0.398[15]
With the conspiracy behind Malik’s death finally unraveling, Rebel takes it upon herself to confront his killer.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Michael O'Connell. "BET Pushes Further Into Scripted With Anika Noni Rose Drama, 'New Edition' Mini and More". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ "BET Networks is Harnessing the Power of More to Deliver More Premium Original Programming and Unforgettable Moments across More Platforms in 2016-2017 Fiscal Year" (Press release). Business Wire. April 20, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 
  3. ^ Linda Ge. "BET Orders John Singleton Drama 'Rebel,' Gary Owen Reality Show". TheWrap. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 
  4. ^ Cynthia Littleton. "BET Orders John Singleton Telepic, Dramedy 'Benched,' Music Drama 'Tales' in Scripted Push". Variety. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 
  5. ^ Tambay A. Obenson. "BET/Centric Unveils Upcoming Programming Slate: New Drama - Shadow and Act". Shadow and Act. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Pedersen, Erik (June 9, 2016). "'Rebel' Cast Set: John Singleton's BET Pilot Stars Danielle Moné Truitt & Giancarlo Esposito". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  7. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (March 29, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.28.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (April 5, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.4.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved April 5, 2017. 
  9. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (April 12, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.11.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  10. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (April 19, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.18.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  11. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (April 26, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.25.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved April 26, 2017. 
  12. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (May 3, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.2.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved May 3, 2017. 
  13. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (May 10, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.9.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  14. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (May 17, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.16.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 
  15. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (May 24, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.23.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved May 24, 2017. 

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