About Radio Rebel
Radio Rebel, based on author Danielle Joseph’s popular novel Shrinking Violet, tells the story of a shy 17-year old, Tara (Debby Ryan), whose secret life begins with harmless podcasts from the privacy of her bedroom. But, her smooth talking “on-air” personality, Radio Rebel, couldn’t be more unlike Tara. And when her alter ego gains in popularity, Tara is given a shot at hosting her own show on her stepdad’s radio station, but decides to keep her true identity a secret. Even her BFF Audrey (Sarena Parmar) doesn’t know at first. Giving voice to all kids – the popular and oppressed alike – at her high school and beyond, Radio Rebel soon attracts the unwanted attention of her school’s principal, who desperately wants to uncover Radio Rebel’s real identity so that she can expel her from school. As if that wasn’t enough, popular mean girl Stacy (Merritt Patterson) is coming between Tara and cute boy Gavin (Adam DiMarco.) He’s a huge Rebel fan and his recent rock band success has made him one of the cool kids – and also put him squarely at odds with his band’s popularity-at-all-costs frontman Gabe (Atticus Mitchell.) With the help of her friends and family, Tara must now choose between keeping her on-air identity secret and continuing the status quo, or being true to herself and risk losing everything.