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[02/08/19 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 8
Updates include: Danai Gurira to exit "The Walking Dead" next season; Malin Akerman, Mykelti Williamson tapped for NBC's "Prism"; and HBO confirms third season for "Room 104."

[01/24/19 - 02:26 PM]
USA Network Announces Pickup of "Briarpatch" Starring Rosario Dawson
Briarpatch follows Allegra Dill (Dawson), a dogged investigator returning to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered.

[09/04/18 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 4
Updates include: Sinqua Walls to lead BET's "American Soul"; USA's "Briarpatch" casts trio; and Len Wiseman to helm DC Universe's "Swamp Thing."

[08/01/18 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 1
Updates include: Aidy Bryant-led "Shrill" ordered to series at Hulu; Amazon cancels "The Dangerous Book for Boys"; and Warner Bros. Television eyes "Alf" reboot.

[07/10/18 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 10
Updates include: Rosario Dawson to lead "Briarpatch" at USA; Jason Momoa to topline Apple's "See"; and TBS to bring "Quantum & Woody" to the small screen.

[04/12/18 - 02:34 PM]
USA Announces New Pilots from Sam Esmail, Peter Berg, Tim Kring & Denis Leary
"As the #1 cable entertainment network for a record 12 years in a row, USA Network delivers unmatched scale and momentum with a broad, diverse slate of programming," said Chris McCumber.







BRIARPATCH (USA)
Premieres in TBA 2019 or 2020 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from USA's press release, January 2019) USA Network has picked up UCP and Paramount Television's new anthology drama series, with the first season titled Briarpatch. Starring Rosario Dawson (Rent, Seven Pounds), the first season is based on the Ross Thomas novel of the same name. It is written for television by Andy Greenwald, who will executive produce, along with Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail through his production company Esmail Corp, and Anonymous Content's Chad Hamilton. Ana Lily Amirpour directed the pilot and also served as an executive producer. In addition to her starring role, Dawson will serve as a producer on Briarpatch. 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 season also stars Jay R. Ferguson (Mad Men, The Romanoffs), Brian Geraghty (Chicago P.D., Ray Donovan), and Edi Gathegi (StartUp). The first season will shoot in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brian Geraghty as Gene Colder
· Edi Gathegi as A.D. Singe
· Jay R. Ferguson as Jake Spivey
· Rosario Dawson as Allegra Dill
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ana Lily Amirpour as DIR (Pilot)
· Andy Greenwald as CRTR/EP
· Chad Hamilton as EP
· Rosario Dawson as EP
· Ross Thomas as BOOK
· Sam Esmail as EP
· Yann Demange as EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Anonymous Content
· Esmail Corp
· Paramount Television
· Universal Cable Productions