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Rosario Dawson Talks Wanting to Play Q on ‘Star Trek’ and Her Future in Politics

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Rosario Dawson Talks Wanting to Play Q on ‘Star Trek’ and Her Future in Politics
Rosario Dawson may have just ended her run as Allegra Dill on USA’s “Briarpatch,” but she already has her sights set on the future, specifically, two major sci-fi franchises — and, possibly, politics.

“The two universes, ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars.’ I get in those two, I’m telling you, man, that’s it. I will just retire. And then I can just concentrate on going to school and running for office. That would be it,” Dawson revealed to Variety on the “Variety After-Show.”

While it was reported that Dawson is already set to show off her Force powers as Ahsoka Tano in Season 2 of “The Mandalorian,” the actor was tight-lipped on joining the Disney Plus series, though she credited fans for fueling the momentum for her casting.

“That’s not confirmed yet but when that happens, I will be very happy. I’m very excited for that to be confirmed at some point,
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‘Briarpatch’ Moving To Mondays Following ‘WWE Raw’ On USA Network

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‘Briarpatch’ Moving To Mondays Following ‘WWE Raw’ On USA Network
USA Network freshman drama series Briarpatch is moving from its current slot at 10 p.m. Thursdays to 11 p.m. Mondays beginning February 24. The move comes two weeks after its series premiere.

Showrunner Andy Greenwald revealed the news via Twitter, suggesting that the popularity of WWE wrestling could give the show a ratings boost. “Apparently this has more to do with the popularity of wrestling than it does anything else – so I’m very happy to welcome our new kayfabe friends aboard!,” Greenwald wrote.

Briarpatch premiered on February 6 with 528,000 total viewers and a .09 rating in the 18-49 demo. But those numbers dropped to 357,000 viewers/.07 in the second episode, down 32.4% in viewers and down 22.2% in the demo. WWE Raw averages more than 2 million total viewers and a 0.8 rating in the demo on Monday nights.

Briarpatch stars Rosario Dawson, Jay R. Ferguson, Brian Geraghty, Edi Gathegi, Kim Dickens, Alan Cumming, and Ed Asner.
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‘Briarpatch’: A First-Time Showrunner’s Top Tips on Easing the Rookie Learning Curve

‘Briarpatch’: A First-Time Showrunner’s Top Tips on Easing the Rookie Learning Curve
Former TV critic Andy Greenwald had seen the demands of being a showrunner firsthand. When he finally got the chance to call the shots on the USA Network series “Briarpatch,” that opportunity brought everything that comes with overseeing the production of 10 hourlong episodes of TV.

“There was a day in the airport when I was flying back to Albuquerque because we had to crash [Episode] 2 through post to get it to Toronto,” Greenwald told IndieWire. “I think we’re filming 5 and 6, and we were prepping 7 and I was writing or rewriting 8, 9, and 10 and I was at Lax at 6 in the morning and I was like, ‘This…This is awful.’ And then I thought, ‘The only thing worse than this would be not doing it.'”

Despite that occasional solitary heavy workload at an airport boarding gate, Greenwald was far from alone in this process. After he wrote the pilot — the making
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"Briarpatch" On USA Network

"Briarpatch" is the new 10-episode crime anthology TV series, based on author Ross Thomas novel of the same name, starring Rosario Dawson, that debuted on USA Network February 6, 2020:

"...when 'Detective Felicity Dill' is killed in a car bombing her sister 'Allegra Dill'...

"...an investigator working for a senator returns home to 'San Bonifacio' to find her killer. 

"In the process of her investigation she uncovers a web of corruption in the small Texas town..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Briarpatch"...
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Briarpatch

Network: USA Network

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: February 6, 2020 -- present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Rosario Dawson, Jay R. Ferguson, Brian Geraghty, Edi Gathegi, Kim Dickens, Alan Cumming, and Ed Asner.

TV show description:

A drama anthology series, the Briarpatch TV show is based on the Ross Thomas novel of the same name.

The first season follows Allegra "Pick" Dill (Dawson), a tenacious and highly-skilled investigator who works for a young and ambitious Senator in Washington, DC. Allegra returns to her hometown of San Bonifacio, Texas after her younger sister Felicity is murdered in a car bombing.

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Best TV/Streaming to See in Feb.: ‘High Fidelity,’ ‘Hunters,’ ‘Briarpatch’

Best TV/Streaming to See in Feb.: ‘High Fidelity,’ ‘Hunters,’ ‘Briarpatch’
Every month offers a variety of intriguing new shows and returning favorites. And then there’s this February, which sees everything from the long-awaited return of Bob Odenkirk’s shifty lawyer Saul Goodman to Al Pacino tracking down Nazis in ’70s New York. There’s also a documentary about a long-running fast-food scam, an animated series starring Amy Poehler, and a Netflix series about a psychic teen. Here are your best TV/streaming bets for February.

Babylon Berlin, Season 3 (Netflix, Feb. 28)

It’s been a while since we’ve had
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‘Briarpatch’ Will Turn The “Dead Girl” Trope on Its Head – TCA

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‘Briarpatch’ Will Turn The “Dead Girl” Trope on Its Head – TCA
Capping today’s TV adaption trend at TCA the day’s last panel centered on another adaptation: USA Network’s Briarpatch, a 10-episode anthology series adapted from the Ross Thomas novel by the same name.

The series, which premieres February 6, is set in a fictional Texas border town and follows Allegra Dill (Rosario Dawson) as she returns to her hometown to search for her sister’s killer.

Dawson appeared on today’s panel with cast members Jay R. Ferguson and Kim Dickens, as well as Ep/showrunner Andy Greenwald, a former TV critic. Greenwald said he wanted to blend humor and suspense to create a “hot noir,” or a “classic story heated up for a new era.”

In the book, the lead character is a man, and while recasting Dill as a woman breaks stereotypes, the panel was
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Briarpatch Review (Spoiler-Free)

Debuting at the Toronto International Film Fest, USA Network's 2020 mystery series is hard-boiled, yet quirk-filled delight.

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USA Network was never known for having the sort of prestige dramas that cable networks like FX and AMC have routinely produced, but after the success of idiosyncratic psychological thriller Mr. Robot and anthology mystery series The Sinner, that perception is starting to change. Briarpatch, the new drama series adapted from Ross Thomas’ crime/mystery novel of the same name and executive produced by Robot’s Sam Esmail, could be the new breakout hit that cements the NBCUniversal sister network as serious players in the ever-expanding TV content wars.

Created by writer and pop culture commentator Andy Greenwald, Briarpatch feels like a TV obsessive’s Platonic ideal of a Peak TV drama, and that’s probably because it is. Reviewing TV for sites like Grantland, Greenwald routinely took a magnifying
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‘Briarpatch’ Review: USA Network’s Neo-Noir Gets Some Serious Flair From Ana Lily Amirpour

‘Briarpatch’ Review: USA Network’s Neo-Noir Gets Some Serious Flair From Ana Lily Amirpour
Giraffes and tigers and car bombs — oh my! “Briarpatch” sure does offer an unusual combination of TV rarities in its first hour, and barely slows down in the second. Adapted from Ross Thomas’ 1984 Edgar Award-winning novel of the same name, Andy Greenwald’s adaptation is actual a pretty cool combination of genres — like a neo-noir western with more Martin McDonagh than Nic Refn. Each element plays well off each other in what’s otherwise a sleepy small town murder-mystery, and the resulting oddities — like a zoo-full of animals unleashed across Texas, or Jay R. Ferguson sporting a good ol’ boy drawl — feel like marvelous side effects of such a fervent blending of styles.

But it’s not the easy-to-follow core story that keeps things clicking, nor even Rosario Dawson’s dominant lead performance. It’s Ana Lily Amirpour. The executive producer and pilot director’s unique skillset is maximized so beautifully in the first episode,
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Weird, Dark, and Whimsical Trailer for Season One of Anthology Series Briarpatch Starring Rosario Dawson

We’ve got a strange trailer for you to check out for the first season of the upcoming anthology series, Briarpatch. The series was created by Sam Esmail, the mastermind behind the series Mr. Robot.

Briarpatch stars Rosario Dawson as a woman going back to her hometown, which happens to be overrun with escaped zoo animals, to investigate the mysterious death of her estranged policewoman sister. She is joined in the cast by Jon Beavers, Kim Dickens, Jay R. Ferguson, Brian Geraghty, Edi Gathegi, Alan Cumming, and Ed Asner.

This first season is based on the book by Ross Thomas and is set to hit the USA network next year. Check out the trailer below, and let us know if you’re interested in this series.
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‘Briarpatch’ Trailer: Rosario Dawson Solves Murders and Pets Giraffes in USA’s Crime Anthology Series

‘Briarpatch’ Trailer: Rosario Dawson Solves Murders and Pets Giraffes in USA’s Crime Anthology Series
Rosario Dawson dons a severe haircut and bright, tailored blazors to solve her sister’s murder in the oh-so-stylish Briarpatch, USA Network’s upcoming mystery-thriller anthology series executive produced by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail and written and executive produced by Andy Greenwald. The first season, based on the Ross Thomas novel of the same name, comes to USA in 2020. Watch the Briarpatch trailer […]

The post ‘Briarpatch’ Trailer: Rosario Dawson Solves Murders and Pets Giraffes in USA’s Crime Anthology Series appeared first on /Film.
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‘Briarpatch’ Trailer: Rosario Dawson Leads USA’s New ‘Fargo’-esque Anthology Series

USA has released the first trailer for the upcoming mystery-thriller anthology series Briarpatch. Executive produced by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail and written and executive produced by Andy Greenwald, the series is based on the Ross Thomas book of the same name and stars Rosario Dawson as Allegra Dill, a dogged investigator who returns to her border-town Texas home after her sister—a police officer—is murdered. She searches for the killer but soon finds herself embroiled in an all-consuming fight to bring her corrupt hometown to its knees. The tone here is unexpected and delightful. There’…
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Rosario Dawson stars in first trailer for Sam Esmail’s Briarpatch

USA Network has released the first trailer for the upcoming mystery thriller Briarpatch. Based on Ross Thomas’ novel of the same name, the series is produced by Mr. Robot’s Sam Esmail and stars Rosario Dawson as an investigator who returns to her hometown to search for her sisters killer; watch it here…

Briarpatch follows Allegra Dill (Rosarion 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.

Briarpatch is premieres in 2020 and features a cast that also includes Jay R. Ferguson (Mad Men), Brian Geraghty (Ray Donovan), Edi Gathegi (StartUp), Kim Dickens
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Rosario Dawson Shakes Up a Very Strange Town in USA Network's First Trailer for Briarpatch Adaptation

Allegra Dill has questions about her sister’s murder — but a most peculiar small town is not in any rush to answer them, in the first trailer for USA Network’s Briarpatch anthology.

Based on the Ross Thomas novel of the same name, executive-produced by Mr. Robot‘s Sam Esmail and written for television by Andy Greenwald, Briarpatch stars Rosario Dawson (Marvel’s Daredevil et al) as the aforementioned investigator, who returns to her hometown to look into the “explosive” murder of her sister. From mysterious deaths and corruption to occasional car explosions and zoo animals on the loose, the
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‘Briarpatch’ Trailer: Rosario Dawson Tries to Find Out Who Killed Her Sister While Zoo Animals Run Amock (Video)

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‘Briarpatch’ Trailer: Rosario Dawson Tries to Find Out Who Killed Her Sister While Zoo Animals Run Amock (Video)
Someone killed Rosario Dawson’s sister and she’s gonna figure out who — if only these freakin’ zoo animals would get out of her way.

USA Network dropped the trailer for “Briarpatch” on Monday, its upcoming thriller series from “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail, showing us that Dawson’s character on the show is going to have some trouble getting to the bottom of her cop sister’s death. And it’s not just because of the animals all around her hometown. No, there are humans who want to keep that secret from her and explosions going off left and right making things a little more challenging as well.

Here’s the official description, courtesy of USA: Get ready for “Briarpatch” starring Rosario Dawson as a dogged investigator returning to her hometown to investigate the explosive murder of her sister. From mysterious deaths and corruption to occasional car explosions and zoo animals on the loose,
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Tiff Primetime Lineup: ‘Mrs. Fletcher,’ ‘Briarpatch,’ ‘Limetown’ Lead 2019 TV Lineup

With less than a month until the Toronto International Film Festival, the annual gathering has unveiled some intriguing TV entries in its 2019 schedule.

As part of the fifth incarnation of Tiff’s Primetime section, the festival announced a half-dozen series that will join this year’s lineup. The headliner for 2019 is HBO’s “Mrs. Fletcher,” the latest TV effort from Tom Perrotta based on one of novels. Featuring a pilot directed by Nicole Holofcener, the series stars Kathryn Hahn as Eve Fletcher, in search of fulfillment while her son looks for the same during his first year at college.

After making a Tiff splash at last year’s fest with “Sorry for Your Loss,” Facebook Watch is returning with another high-profile title. “Limetown,” starring Jessica Biel and Stanley Tucci, is adapted from the scripted podcast of the same name, a fictional spin on a mysterious true-crime investigation. Rounding out the U.
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Briarpatch: Alan Cumming and Ed Asner Join USA Network Anthology Series

What's new at USA Network? Variety reports Ed Asner and Alan Cumming have joined the network's upcoming TV show, Briarpatch.

Based on the book by Ross Thomas, the anthology series "follows Allegra Dill (Rosario 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."

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Fanatic Feed: The L Word's New Women, Alan Cumming's New Role, and More!

Here is a wrap-up of all the news you need to know from June 24, 2019.

There's casting news, a new show from the creator of How to Get Away with Murder, and more.

Alan Cumming, who currently stars as a series regular on CBS summer drama, Instinct, has landed a recurring role on USA Network's upcoming anthology series, Briarpatch.

The first season is based on Ross Thomas' novel of the same name, with Rosario Dawson playing an investigator who makes her big return to her Texas hometown following her sister's murder.

She embarks on a dangerous mission to unmask the killer but finds herself confronting her own past in the process.

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Cumming will play a "murderous arms dealer" according to TV Line. He will return to town and cause a lot of problems.

The star's casting on the
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Alan Cumming, Ed Asner Join ‘Briarpatch’ Anthology Series at USA Network

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Alan Cumming, Ed Asner Join ‘Briarpatch’ Anthology Series at USA Network
Briarpatch” at USA Network has added two more big names to its cast.

Ed Asner and Alan Cumming will both appear in the anthology series in recurring roles, alongside Rosario Dawson as the lead.

The series, based on the Ross Thomas book of the same name, is currently in production in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is produced by Ucp and Paramount Television.

It 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. Other previously announced cast members include Kim Dickens, Jay R. Ferguson, Brian Geraghty and Edi Gathegi.

Asner will play the role of James Staghorne Sr., the President and owner of the town’s only newspaper, The Chronicle. Staghorne Sr. never bothers to hide his racism and resentment and
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‘Briarpatch’: Ed Asner & Alan Cumming To Recur On USA Series

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‘Briarpatch’: Ed Asner & Alan Cumming To Recur On USA Series
Ed Asner and Alan Cumming are set for key recurring roles opposite Rosario Dawson in Briarpatch,the first season of USA Network’s anthology series, from writer-executive producer Andy Greenwald, executive producer Sam Esmail, Universal Cable Prods. and Paramount Television. The series is currently in production in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Based on the Ross Thomas novel, Briarpatch was written for television by Greenwald, who executive produces alongside Mr. Robot and Homecoming‘s Esmail through his production company Esmail Corp and Anonymous Content’s Chad Hamilton. Ann Lily Amirpour also served as an executive producer on the pilot. In addition to her starring role, Dawson will be a producer on the series.

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.
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