Star Of All My Children Joins ABC Drama Series Rebel As A Recurring Character
Rebel is an American drama television series that is loosely based on the life of Erin Brockovich, created by Krista Vernoff, and is set to premiere on April 8, 2021 on ABC. The series began filming on December 2, 2020 and as of February 25, 2021 Abigail Spencer joined the cast in a recurring role.
Soap Opera Drama Queen
Abigail Spencer began her career playing Rebecca Tyree on the ABC daytime television drama All My Children. The series All My Children was the first new network daytime drama to debut in the 1970s, drawing a lot of viewers.
Abigail has come a long way from her live-in babysitter and romantically entangled role in All My Children, starring in such movies as Angela’s Eyes, Mad Men, and Suits.
Six Times The Charm
The actress will reunite with pal Krista Vernoff for their sixth project together. They have previously worked on projects such as Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and three others. Their creative collaborations have lived for as long as 15 years, and apparently still counting. Krista Vernoff served as the creator of the series and will executive produce the show alongside Erin Brockovich and six others.
Abigail Spencer will play the role of Misha, a brilliant cardiothoracic surgeon who has a painful romantic history with Nate (Kevin Zegers) but can’t resist getting involved with studying the Stonemore heart valve in fear that she may inadvertently have harmed hundreds of patients.
Following the announcement, Spencer will join a list of recently announced recurring acts played by actors such as Mary McDonnell, Adam Arkin, and Matthew Glave, among others.
The official synopsis of the upcoming movie reads, “Annie ‘Rebel’ Bello (Sagal) is a blue-collar legal advocate without a law degree. She’s a funny, messy, brilliant and fearless woman 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.” I for one want to see those sentences play out on stage.
Spencer’s Other Projects
Spencer is currently being represented by UTA and Untitled Entertainment. The true detective actress has other things that keeps her busy apart from acting, like a recently launched pandemic-pivot florist company County Life Florals, which she said brings to life a dream in the loving memory of her late father and surfing champ, Yancy Spencer III.
The actress retweeted the announcement of her role to the delight of her fans. She wrote, “So so SO thrilled to be serving @KristaVernoff’s vision & supporting @KateySagal ‘a marvelosity & telling @ErinBrockovich‘s story. Three badass hero-lady-humans. I am the lucky one. Thanks for having me!”