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BET TO PREMIERE NEW ORIGINAL SCRIPTED DRAMA, ‘REBEL,’ FROM JOHN SINGLETON

Touching on Sensitive Issues Regarding the Community’s Relationship with Police, REBEL Features an

All-Star Cast Including, Giancarlo Esposito, Mykelti Williamson, Cliff “Method Man” Smith and

Danielle Moné Truitt

BET’s new scripted drama, REBEL, takes on the unique and complicated relationship the Black community faces with police officers. 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 premieres on BET, March 28th at 10:00PM ET/PT.

Featuring 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), Brandon Quinn (Mack, Rebel’s Former Partner), the series examines the conflicted relationship officers of color have with their jobs at a time when police forces are rife with brutality and misconduct. REBEL is a hard-hitting, gritty, complicated and morally ambiguous drama series, featuring many issues ripped from the headlines.

REBEL is produced by MarVista Entertainment for BET and Executive Produced and Directed by John Singleton. Dallas Jackson and Randy Huggins are also Executive Producers. Music for the pilot was composed by Jill Scott.

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