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Showrunner Krista Vernoff has enlisted a familiar face for her forthcoming ABC drama series Rebel.
Abigail Spencer has joined the Erin Brockovich-themed drama series in a recurring role, marking the sixth project for the actress with Vernoff.
Set to join ABC’s Thursday night lineup on April 8 — alongside Grey’s and Station 19 — Rebel is inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich with Katey Sagal portraying the legal advocate.
Spencer, whose credits include Hulu’s Reprisal and NBC’s Timeless, will recur as Misha, a cardiothoracic surgeon who has a painful romantic history with Nate (co-star Kevin Zegers) but can’t resist getting involved with studying the Stonemore heart valve for fear that she may have inadvertently harmed hundreds of patients.
Spencer joins a recuring group including Mary McDonnell, Sharon Lawrence, Dan Bucatinsky, Adam Arkin, Mo McRae and Daniella Garcia, among others, and a series regular cast that also features Andy Garcia, John Corbett, James Lesure, Tamala Jones and Sam Palladio.
Rebel becomes the sixth project Spencer and Vernoff have collaborated on. That list includes Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, ABC pilots Grace and Introducing Lennie Rose as well as the 2015 short Stars. Spencer is repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment. The actress recently launched a pandemic-pivot florist company County Line Florals, which brings to life a dream in loving memory of her late father, surfing champ Yancy Spencer III.
Check out a new look at Rebel, below.
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