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Briarpatch - Rosario Dawson to Star in USA Network Pilot



Rosario Dawson (Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jane the Virgin) has booked her next project with Briarpatch. The USA Network drama pilot from Mr. Robot's Sam Esmail is based on the novel of the same name by Ross Thomas. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the drama, from Universal Cable Productions (where Esmail is under an overall deal) and Paramount Television, is noted as a "mix of crime, thriller, mystery and pulp fiction".

The drama follows Allegra "Pick" Dill (Dawson), a tenacious and highly skilled investigator working in Washington, D.C., for a young, ambitious senator. 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. Dawson will also be credited as a producer.

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