“Grey’s Anatomy” showrunner Krista Vernoff is teaming up with the real-life Erin Brockovich to bring her story to the small screen.
ABC confirmed to TheWrap that it has given a put-pilot commitment to the series, called “Rebel,” which will follow Brockovich over the years since Julia Roberts played her in the 2000 feature film “Erin Brockovich” that shot her to fame.
Here is ABC’s official logline: “‘Rebel’ is inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich today. Twenty years after a movie made her famous, Annie “Rebel” Rebelsky is still working as a legal consultant without a law degree. A funny, messy, brilliant and fearless real-life super hero who cares desperately about the causes she fights for and the people she loves, when Rebel applies herself to a fight she believes in, she will win at almost any cost.”
Vernoff executive produces through her Trip the Light production banner and also writes. The series is a co-production of ABC Studios, where Vernoff’s Trip the Light is currently under an overall deal, and and Sony Pictures Television, where John Davis and John Fox’s Davis Entertainment is based. Brockovich and Alexandre Schmitt also executive produce, while Davis and Fox will executive produce and Mike Stein will co-produce for Davis Entertainment.