“Briarpatch”: Fear the Walking Dead’s Kim Dickens Joins USA/Rosario Dawson Crime Anthology Series

Looks like her days of killing walkers are over (for now?), with Kim Dickens (Fear the Walking Dead, Deadwood) trading “The Old West” for a modern – but just as dangerous – west in USA Network’s Briarpatch. Dickens joins Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Grindhouse: Death Proof) as a regular on the crime anthology series from writer-executive producer Andy Greenwald, executive producer Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot, Homecoming), UCP and Paramount Television. Joining Dawson and Dickens on the series are Jay R. Ferguson, Brian Geraghty, and Edi Gathegi.

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Based on Ross Thomas‘ novel and written by Greenwald, USA Network’s Briarpatch highlights Allegra “Pick” Dill (Dawson), a tenacious and highly skilled investigator working for an ambitious young senator in Washington, D.C. When her 10-years-younger sister, a homicide detective, is killed by a car bomb, Allegra returns to her corrupt Texas hometown. What begins as a search for the murderer becomes a fraught and dangerous excavation of the past Allegra has long sought to bury.

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Credit: AMC (Kim Dickens)

Here’s a look at the rest of the Briarpatch universe:

● Dickens’ Chief of Police Eve Raytek is an authoritative firecracker who is committed to finding out who killed Allegra’s sister. She’s a boot-stomping good old girl who’s used to operating in an all-male environment. She knows how to do a shot, read a room and get things done.

● Ferguson’s Jake Spivey is Allegra’s childhood best friend and former running buddy. Once the poorest kid in town, he’s returned from years of shadowy business abroad and reinvented himself as the region’s richest swell. Now, it’s said, he dabbles: In real estate, in society, in women. Whispers abound that he might just be dabbling in drugs, guns, and politics too — only most locals can’t decide which of those would be worse.

● Gathegi’s A.D. Singe is an estate attorney, an iconoclast, and — rarest of all in these parts — an optimist. He was Felicity Dill’s friend and is ready to be Allegra Dill’s friend too, if only she’ll let him.

● Geraghty’s Captain Gene Colder is a model cop and citizen. A former boy scout, a current assistant deacon, and an inveterate professional climber, he was Felicity Dill’s boss ever since she was promoted to homicide. Now he’s ready and eager to do anything he can to wrap-up the investigation into her murder.

Greenwald executive produces alongside Esmail through his production company Esmail Corp as well as Anonymous Content’s Chad Hamilton; with Dawson set to produce. Ana Lily Amirpour directed and served as an executive producer on the pilot.

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