“Station 19” showrunner Krista Vernoff is set to pen and executive produce the pilot “Rebel” for ABC which is inspired by the life of famous legal clerk Erin Brockovich.
ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television are backing the series which has “Sons of Anarchy” and “Futurama” star Katey Sagal set to play the lead role of Annie ‘Rebel’ Bello – a blue-collar legal advocate without a law degree.
She’s a “funny, messy, brilliant and fearless woman who cares desperately about the causes she fights for and the people she loves. When she applies herself to a fight she believes in, she will win at almost any cost”.
Brockovich herself will executive produce alongside Alexandre Schmidt, John Davis and John Fox.