Briarpatch (TV series)

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Briarpatch
Briarpatch (TV Series) Title Card.png
Genre
Created byAndy Greenwald
Based onBriarpatch
by Ross Thomas
Starring
ComposerGiancarlo Vulcano
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
ProducerRosario Dawson
Production companies
Release
Original networkUSA Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 6 (2020-02-06) –
April 13, 2020 (2020-04-13)
External links
Website

Briarpatch is an American television series starring Rosario Dawson based on the 1984 Ross Thomas novel of the same name. The series was picked up in late January 2019 by USA Network, after being ordered to pilot in April 2018.[1][2][3][4]

In advance of its broadcast premiere, several episodes of the series received a preview screening in the Primetime program of the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.[5]

The series premiered on February 6, 2020.[6] On July 17, 2020, the series was canceled after one season.[7]

Premise[edit]

When Detective Felicity Dill is killed in a car bombing, her sister Allegra Dill, an investigator working for a senator, returns home to San Bonifacio to find her killer. In the process of her investigation, she uncovers a web of corruption in the small Texas town.[8]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.Title [9]Directed byWritten by [10]Original air date [11]U.S viewers
(millions)
1"First Time in Saint Disgrace"Ana Lily AmirpourAndy GreenwaldFebruary 6, 2020 (2020-02-06)0.528[12]
Allegra Dill returns to her hometown of San Bonifacio, Texas, following the death of her sister, Felicity, who died in a car bombing. A.D. Singe, a lawyer and friend of Felicity, says she named Allegra as beneficiary of a sizable insurance policy. Chief of Detectives Strucker and Captain Colder offer condolences but deny her entry into an expensive rental property that Felicity owned, despite her having very little in a checking account. Colder also confides that he and Felicity were to marry after his pending divorce. Allegra sneaks into the residence her sister was said to have lived in, only to find nothing too personal of Felicity's. Strucker offers to take her to the actual residence, but he is also targeted with a car bomb.
2"Snap, Crackle, Pop"Steven PietAndy GreenwaldFebruary 13, 2020 (2020-02-13)0.357[13]
3"Terrible, Shocking Things"Steven PietEva AndersonFebruary 24, 2020 (2020-02-24)0.582[14]
4"Breadknife Weather"Desiree AkhavanWei-Ning YuMarch 2, 2020 (2020-03-02)0.627[15]
5"Behind God's Back"Colin BuckseyHaley HarrisMarch 9, 2020 (2020-03-09)0.433[16]
6"The Most Sinful Mf-er Alive"Colin BuckseyRayna McClendonMarch 16, 2020 (2020-03-16)0.515[17]
7"Butterscotch"Samira RadsiAisha Porter-ChristieMarch 23, 2020 (2020-03-23)0.457[18]
8"Most Likely to Succeed"Jessica LowreyTeleplay by : Eva Anderson
Story by : Jay Franklin
March 30, 2020 (2020-03-30)0.437[19]
9"Game Theory and Mescaline"Arkasha StevensonBrian C. BrownApril 6, 2020 (2020-04-06)0.485[20]
10"Felicity"Steven PietAndy GreenwaldApril 13, 2020 (2020-04-13)0.449[21]

Reception[edit]

Briarpatch has received a Metacritic score of 66 based on 15 critics, indicating "generally favorable" reviews.[22] Rotten Tomatoes gave an approval rating of 76% based on 25 critics, its consensus reads: "Briarpatch's ambiance is at times more intriguing than the simmering mystery at its center, but a captivating Rosario Dawson and surreal setting ensure it's never less than watchable."[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (24 January 2019). "USA Picks Up 'Briarpatch' Anthology Series Starring Rosario Dawson From EP Sam Esmail". Deadline Hollywood.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (10 July 2018). "Rosario Dawson To Star In USA Network Pilot 'Briarpatch'". Deadline Hollywood.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (4 September 2018). "'Briarpatch': Jay R. Ferguson, Edi Gathegi & Brian Geraghty To Star In USA Pilot". Deadline Hollywood.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (12 April 2018). "USA Network Drama Pilot Orders: 'Bourne' Offshoot 'Treadstone', Denis Leary Starrer 'Erase', 'Briarpatch' & 'Dare Me'". Deadline Hollywood.
  5. ^ Yeo, Debra (September 6, 2019). "Think programming more than 300 TIFF movies is hard? Try filling just six TV slots". Toronto Star.
  6. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (December 12, 2019). "The Sinner Season 3, Rosario Dawson's Briarpatch Get Premiere Dates/Trailers". TVLine.
  7. ^ White, Peter (July 17, 2020). "'Briarpatch' Canceled At USA Network After One Season, Showrunner Andy Greenwald Extends Overall Deal At UCP". Deadline Hollywood.
  8. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (January 28, 2020). "'Briarpatch': TV Review TIFF 2019". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  9. ^ "Briarpatch". Google Play. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  10. ^ "Briarpatch". Writers Guild of America West. Retrieved December 21, 2019.
  11. ^ "Briarpatch – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved December 21, 2019.
  12. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (February 7, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.6.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  13. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (February 14, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.13.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  14. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (February 25, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.24.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved February 25, 2020.
  15. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (March 3, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.2.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  16. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (March 10, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.9.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 10, 2020.
  17. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (March 17, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.16.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  18. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (March 24, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.23.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
  19. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (March 31, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.30.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  20. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (April 7, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.6.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  21. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (April 14, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.13.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  22. ^ "Briarpatch". Metacritic.
  23. ^ "Briarpatch: Season 1 (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes.

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