‘Briarpatch’: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about USA Network’s murder-mystery series

‘Briarpatch’ follows Allegra Dill, an investigator, who is led to Texas to look for the truth behind her sister’s murder

                            ‘Briarpatch’: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about USA Network’s murder-mystery series
Allegra Dill (USA Network)

The murder-mystery series ‘Briarpatch’, based on Ross Thomas’s novel of the same name is all set to premiere on USA Networks soon. The anthology series skillfully blends crime and drama with fashion and style in abundance. If you’re planning on watching ‘Briarpatch’, here’s everything you need to know about the series ahead of its release. 

Release Date 

‘Briarpatch’ is airing on February 6 on USA Network. 


‘Briarpatch’ sees Allegra Dill as an investigator who is led to Texas by her sister’s murder. While in the pursuit of the killer, Allegra takes it upon herself to eliminate the much-prevalent corruption in her hometown. Rosario Dawson plays Allegra Dill — people call her "Pick," short for "Pickle" — an investigator working for an ambitious senator (Enrique Murciano). After getting tossed back into the proverbial briarpatch of her youth, Pick discovers several things: Her sister seemed to have an amount of money that hints at corruption and may have contributed to her death. Her sister also seemed to be engaged to an already married fellow officer (Brian Geraghty). This move back also allows Pick to rekindle her affections with her childhood friend Jake Spivey (Jay R. Ferguson), whose wealth comes from running guns with or for an internationally wanted dealer being pursued by Pick's senator boss. And as you can see nothing about this sounds clean to Pick who needs to get to the root of her sister's murder.


Rosario Dawson 

Designer Rosario Dawson prepares for the Studio 189 presentation in Gallery II of Spring Studios during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Spring Studios on February 11, 2019 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Rosario Dawson who plays Allegra Dill in ‘Briarpatch’ is known for her roles in comic book adaptations such as ‘The Lego Batman Movie’, ‘Daredevil’, ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘The Defenders’ among others. She has also made a cameo in a couple of music videos including Jesse Boykins III’s ‘Earth Girls’. 

Edi Mue Gathegi 

Edi Gathegi attends the Netflix The Last Thing He Wanted Premiere at Eccles Center Theatre on January 27, 2020 in Park City, Utah. (Getty Images)

Edi Mue Gathegi rose to fame with his appearance in ‘Twilight’ and ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’. He was also a recurring character in the television series House M.D. Gathegi was also seen as Matias Solomon in NBC’s ‘The Blacklist’. 

Brian Geraghty 

Brian Geraghty attends the premiere of TNT's "The Alienist" at iPic Cinema on January 16, 2018 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Brian Geraghty will be seen as Captain Gene Colder in ‘Briarpatch’. The American actor has gained recognition for his role in the Academy Award-winning film ‘The Hurt Locker’ and ‘Flight’. He has also made regular appearances on NBC’s Chicago PD. 


Andy Greenwald serves as creator and executive producer on USA Network's ‘Briarpatch’. He is also the author of ‘Miss Misery’ and ‘Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock’. 



The official trailer of ‘Briarpatch’ introduces us to the “one and only” Allegra, who has come to the borders of Texas to find the killer who blew up her sister. The trailer also showcases her encounter with the other potential criminals, which make for a few bits of comedy in the murder-mystery series. 

Where to watch  

Watch 'Briarpatch' on the USA Network at 10/9c on February 6.

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