Rosario Dawson is on fire right now. The actress/social activist has not one but two television shows in the works, and a movie! But we’ll get to all of that in a bit. First, we’d like to get into a new show for USA Network that sounds riveting. Yesterday, it was announced that the writer and producer of “Mr. Robot,” Andy Greenwald, and producer of “Homecoming” Sam Esmail, are teaming up for the show titled “Briarpatch” that will star Dawson.
“Briarpatch” is based on the novel by Ross Thomas, and centers around Allegra Dill — played by Dawson — “an investigator returning to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered,” Deadline reports. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring her corrupt city to its knees. The series is described as a blend of crime and pulp fiction.” We’re big fans of crime drama but even more so of Dawson, so we’re thrilled to see this new show. We also saw that it takes place in a border-town and will be filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“If you’re a fan of either “Mr. Robot” or “Homecoming,” you’ll know the intensity of these shows, so the producers know what they’re doing and they’ll certainly bring that to “Briarpatch.”
“So much gratitude and so much to say at the end of this long and thrilling day but mostly I’m just happy you’ll get to see how amazing @rosariodawson is in this thing,” Greenwald tweeted.
“When we were first introduced the anthology by Andy Greenwald, UCP and Paramount Television, we were immediately struck by the show’s unique tone and captivating story,” Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, said Thursday in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “And Sam Esmail’s incomparable vision and style, coupled with Rosario Dawson’s tremendous performance as Allegra Dill, will no doubt leave audiences buzzing.”
Dawson’s other show looks incredible too! She’s co-starring in “Weird City” — a six-episode anthology series from Jordan Peele and Charlie Sanders “detailing the lives of several people who live in the eponymous city, set in a quasi-futuristic timeline.” Check out that trailer below.