Rebel: Season 1 (2017)

Season 1

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Critic Ratings: 8


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User Ratings: 25
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Air date: Mar 28, 2017
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Tv Season Info

In Season 1 of "Rebel," Officer Rebecca "Rebel" Knight (Danielle Moné Truitt) leaves the police force after an incident causes the death of her brother, Malik (Mikelen Walker). Determined to prove what really happened, Rebel branches out on her own as a private detective working on her own new investigations as well as picking up cold cases from her time with the police as she unravels the truth about her brother's death. Elsewhere, Rene (Mykelti Williamson), Rebel's father, struggles to forgive her for her role in Malik's death; and Charles (Giancarlo Esposito) faces a difficult decision at the police department.


Giancarlo Esposito
as Lieutenant Charles Gold
Mykelti Williamson
as Rene Knight, Rebel's father
Method Man
as TJ, Rebel's ex-husband
LaTanya Richardson
as Detective Traylynn Jones
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Critic Reviews for Rebel Season 1

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (6)

In the two-hour opener - all that was made available for review - Singleton's first TV series has a nice retro vibe, but otherwise not much action, not much originality, and not much wallop.

Mar 27, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Rebel is a show that delivers in unexpected ways.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Lackluster, violent crime series addresses racial issues.

Apr 19, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Rebel is a clichéd, melodramatic mess of a show with too few bright spots.

Mar 29, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

She's a nonsensical character. So the serious issues that Singleton and the show's producers attempt to address come off like cheap window dressing -- contemporary relevance used to tart up a most generic work of art.

Mar 28, 2017 | Full Review…

This isn't your sociology professor's crime drama. It's your grandfather's, and it's dirty, guilty fun - not exactly good, on the basis of its two-hour pilot, but definitely not boring.

Mar 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Fortunately, Truitt's performance keeps viewers on course even when the script meanders. She more than makes her character live up to her nickname.

Mar 27, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

In execution, unfortunately, Rebel is less brilliant. The 120-minute pilot released to critics is bloated and sometimes melodramatic; most of it is spent waiting for the inevitable to happen - for the good stuff to start.

Mar 27, 2017 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Rebel: Season 1

  • Aug 23, 2018
    Looking forward to season two
  • May 10, 2018
    i really enjoyed this show and hope it gets a second season. Big ups to Soror Danielle Moné Truitt! oo-oop!
  • Jun 23, 2017
    Rebel is a Great Show! The leading actress Danielle Mone Truitt is a wonderful actress. John Singleton is Great at what he do. The show is Gritty, Fresh, and New with a Shaft like appeal. The show relates to topics that are going on all over the world. Which is great because it keeps up with the current. Its full of suspense a nice amount of action and even with the strong female lead, the character doesnt loose her feminine side. I love it, Im here for it and season 2 lets go!!!
  • Jun 07, 2017
    Not really impressed with "Rebel". She's supposed to be so tough and so smart but she's really not. To get that deeply involved with someone who shot at your brother? She can't forgive her ex husband for what he did with the bank docs but you can forgive the person that shot at your brother. As far as who the "Other" villain turned out to be...I was NOT surprised and figured it out by the end of the third episode. Probably won't watch when it returns. Only the episode when she realizes who the corrupt one is...only so I can see the stupid look on her face AND witness the feeling of disgust she should most definitely feel.
  • Jun 06, 2017
    I loved the whole entire agenda of the show hope there's a season two in the works
  • Jun 05, 2017
    Loved it waiting for season 2!

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