Exclusive: ABC is assembling a recurring cast for the new Katey Sagal-starring series The rebel. Mary McDonnell, Adam Arkin, Matthew Gliffe and Galen Thomas Brooks joined the cast on the series created by Krista Vernoff based on Irene Brokovitch’s life today.
The rebel Focuses on “Rebel Annie” Bello (Sagal), a blue collar legal attorney without a law degree. She is a funny, messy, brilliant and brave woman who cares deeply about the causes she fights for and the people she loves. When Rebel introduces herself into a fight she believes in, she will win almost any cost.
Andy Garcia and Lex Scott Davis also star in and Dan Bukatsky is recurring.
McDonnell will play Helen. Inspired by Rebel, Helen doesn’t let her illness define it as she and her daughter fights for their lives and for justice.
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Arkin, who also produces and directs the series, will play Mark Duncan, the silver fox who is the CEO of Stonemore Medical Corporation. He promotes himself as an influencer and philanthropist and powerfully reflects Rebel’s assertion that his heart valve causes harm.
It will portray Gilf Woodrow Flynn, a percussion cop who occasionally helps Rebel with her work; He was Rebel’s first husband and father to Nate.
Brooks will play Sean, a sexy bad boy and a member of Ziggie’s Narcotics Anonymous group, and Sean is clearly in – even though they both know it’s a bad idea so far in their first year of recovery.
The series comes from Davis Entertainment, Sony Pictures TV, and ABC Signature.
McDonnell is best known for her Academy Award-nominated performance in dancing with the wolves And the Passion thickness In addition to her role as President Laura Roslin in winning a Peabody Award Battlestar Galactica. She received two Emmy nominations for her portrayal as Captain Sharon Ridor in TNT’s the closest And as Eleanor Carter on NBC ER. McDonnell has been represented by anonymous content, innovative artists and Jacquay Austin Terman.
Arkin has received three Emmy nominations for his work on Chicago Hope, Northern Exposure And the Fraser. Include his latest credits Law and Order: SVU, Law, Masters of Sex And the How to get rid of the murder, Among other things. On the movie side, he will be appearing later in the soon to be released movie Pig, It also appeared in A Serious Man, Directed by the Coen Brothers. His directorial work includes episodes of Succession, Get A Little, Billions, Fargo, Justification, Sons of Anarchy, Grey’s Anatomy, And Showtime TV movie My Louisiana HeavenFor which he won an Emmy Award. Represented by Gersh and Principal Entertainment LA.
Credits for Glave’s latest movie include Damien Chazelle first manAnd indies Funny story And the International waterfalls. Include his previous credits Wedding singer, way And the Argo. His TV work includes Better things, rookie, Angie Tribeca And the Girlfriends Guide to Divorce. It was also featured on the Amazon feature that Prentice Penny directed not busy. Glave is represented by the major entertainment agency and the Greene & Associates Talent Agency.
Busy Brooks just completed filming the upcoming fifth season of TNT Animal kingdom In a recurring role, alongside stars Sean Hattuse, Ben Robson, Jake Were, Finn Cole, Lily George, Rego Sanchez, and John Beavers. In the series, he plays Blaise, who is a daredevil by nature and the de facto leader of a group of disgruntled teens (groms) who prowl Oceanside. Brooks is represented by Impact Artists Group and Skrzyniarz & Mallean.