Posted by | Ray Cornelius
BET is gearing up to release a new scripted drama on March 28th at 9 p.m. EST titled, “Rebel.” According to the press release, the series “takes on the unique and complicated relationship the Black community faces with police officers” and is directed by John Singleton.
The series follows Rebel (Danielle Moné Truitt), a police officer who leaves the force after being under an intense Internal Affairs/criminal investigation for shooting her partner in the hopes of stopping him from gunning down her little brother. Continuing to fight crime as a P.I., Rebel struggles with her brother’s murder while defending herself from the dirty cops who are out for revenge.
“Rebel” features an all-star cast including Giancarlo Esposito (Lieutenant Charles Gold, Rebel’s friend and mentor), Mykelti Williamson (Rene Knight, Rebel’s father), Cliff “Method Man” Smith (TJ, Rebel’s ex-husband), LaTanya Richardson (Detective Traylynn Jones, Mack’s New Partner) and Brandon Quinn (Mack, Rebel’s Former Partner).
The series will also examine the conflicted relationship officers of color have with their jobs and is being described as a “hard-hitting, gritty and morally ambiguous drama series, featuring many issues ripped from the headlines.”
Music for “Rebel’s” pilot was composed by Jill Scott.