19 May 2017

New to BET Africa: REBEL

BET's new original scripted drama, REBEL, takes on the unique and complicated relationship the Black community faces with police officers.
REBEL is an Oakland detective who's solved more homicides in the last three years than any detective on the force. Former military with a Purple Heart, she's well-respected and even a little feared. Alert, astute, intelligent and tough, she has a cutting edge style and exudes a calm intensity. However, underneath her calm beauty, there is something coiled, wired and intense.
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 premieres on Monday 5 June at 9:30PM on BET channel 129 on DStv.
Watch the promo: