'Rebel' Takes Us Into the Lives of Black Police Officers

'Rebel' Takes Us Into the Lives of Black Police Officers

John Singleton shows the conflicted relationship Black police officers have with people of color.

Published June 9th

“REBEL” is an extraordinary take on the seminal police drama that examines the unique and conflicted relationship officers of color have with their jobs - at a time when police forces are rife with brutality and misconduct.

BET's all new drama series, is here to break down the unique and conflicted relationship officers of color have with their jobs when matters hit close to home. 

The drama takes a look at Oakland police officer Rebecca “Rebel” Cole. She has always excelled by playing by the rules. She has always known that she must be better and smarter on the job because she is both Black and female. After her brother is slain by police, Rebel soon becomes disillusioned with the system and is forced to take matters into her own hands and become a private investigator and a champion for her community. Caught between family loyalty and the fraternity in blue, Rebel’s actions set in motion a cause-and-effect crisis that can’t be undone.

The show is executive produced and directed by John Singleton. The series will star stage actress Danielle Moné Truitt as the lead, Oakland cop Rebecca “Rebel” Knight, and former Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito will play her lieutenant, who’s a friend and mentor. Mykelti Williamson, Cliff “Method Man” Smith and Brandon Quinn co-star.

This series is sure to spark difficult but much needed discussion. 

Written by BET-Staff

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