Grey’s Anatomy creator plans Erin Brockovich-inspired series
Krista Vernoff, the showrunner of Grey’s Anatomy, is working on a brand new TV show based on the life of Erin Brockovich, an environmental activist whose actions inspired the hit ‘00s film starring Julia Roberts.
According to Digital Spy, ABC has offered Rebel a put-pilot commitment, with Krista taking over the writing and production duties alongside Erin Brackovich herself.
The central character has been given the new name in the series. Which follows Annie ‘Rebel’ Rebelsky two decades after the Steven Soderbergh and Susannah Grant film made her famous. In the present day, she still continues her quest for justice, despite still not having a law degree.
ABC describes the character as a “funny, messy, brilliant, and fearless real-life superhero 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.” The network added.
The 2000s film was starred by Julia Roberts and is based on the true story of Erin, a single mother of three children who built a successful lawsuit against energy giant PG&E event without having no previous education or experience in law.
Roberts bagged an Oscar at the 2001 Academy Awards because of her performance.
Details of the series are still being kept under wraps for the time being because the project needs to make it through production first.