Rosario Dawson in a slick, stylish mystery series? Yes, please! I don’t have much reason for tuning into USA Network on non-WWE nights, but they’ve got me hooked with the trailer for Briarpatch, which looks the most entertaining murder mystery since Knives Out. So long ago, I know!
Boasting the talents of Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail as a producer, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night‘s Ana Lily Amirpour as pilot episode director, Briarpatch is the creation of writer/podcaster Andy Greenwald. Joining Dawson in the cast are Alan Cumming, Jay R. Ferguson, Brian Geraghty, Kim Dickens, and Edi Gathegi.
SYNOPSIS: BRIARPATCH follows Allegra Dill (Dawson), a dogged investigator returning to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring her corrupt hometown to its knees. The season celebrates the beloved genres represented by Thomas’ book — a stylish blend of crime and pulp fiction — while updating his sense of fun, danger and place for a new generation.
The 10-part Briarpatch hits USA Network on February 6th.