Briarpatch is a homicide thriller by style, however it will not play by the foundations.
“It really has a wild aspect that’s very unpredictable and unusual,” sequence producer and star Rosario Dawson tells E! solely. “And I think we’re starved for that kind of content.”
Primarily based on Rob Thomas’ 1984 novel of the identical title, Dawson says Briarpatch’s small-screen adaptation (debuting this Thursday, Feb. 6, at 10 p.m. on USA Community) aimed to “modernize” its authentic narrative for 21st century. The ebook’s lead character, investigator Benjamin Dill, turns into Dawson’s Allegra in Andy Greenwald’s culturally-relevant tackle an eerie Texas murder case and a neighborhood ripe with secrecy. And although the 10-part anthology filmed in Albuquerque, it takes place in a fictional border city referred to as San Bonifacio, whose setting will spotlight “the clashes of culture and ideas and politics” that exist in its real-life counterparts.
“We need that many layers,” Dawson notes of the sequence’ complexity, which she argues displays an rising consciousness amongst popular culture customers throughout the board. “People are watching TED Talks, they’re listening to podcasts. We’re a savvier audience than we’ve ever been. And this story definitely doesn’t compromise on that.”
Along with political deserves, Dawson praises Briarpatch’s leisure worth, calling it “a really smart, weird, wild”—there are “actual wild animals running around,” per the actor—”entertaining, stylish, incredible show.” Those that’ve seen its twisty, noir-inspired first-look trailers doubtless have comparable impressions.
So far as content material, the sequence’ lead describes Briarpatch as a puzzling “murder mystery” throughout her chat with E!, although proof suggests it is not lengthy earlier than the plot thickens considerably.
“What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring [Allegra’s] corrupt hometown to its knees,” USA’s official descriptions reads. And Dawson guarantees viewers might be on the sting of their seats.
“It’s compelling,” she says, including that it has been an “honor and a privilege” for her to assist convey this story to life. “You just can’t stop watching it.”
Be taught extra about Dawson’s Briarpatch character—and hopes for her relationship with Sen. Cory Booker in 2020—within the full interview clip above!
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