UKTV has acquired Briarpatch, a ten-part series based on the Ross Thomas novel of the same name, for its Alibi channel.
The series stars Rosario Dawson (Marvel’s Daredevil, Sin City), Jay R. Ferguson (The Romanoffs, Mad Men), Edi Gathegi (StartUp, The Blacklist), Brian Geraghty (Chicago P.D.), Kim Dickens (Fear the Walking Dead, Gone Girl), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, Instinct) and Ed Asner (Dead to Me).
No-nonsense detective Allegra Dill (Dawson) returns to her quirky hometown after her sister is murdered. However, there is more than just a murder to deal with in the Texas border-town of San Bonifacio, as a search for a killer soon turns into an all-consuming fight to bring her corrupt hometown to its knees.
Melanie Rumani, global head of acquisitions for UKTV, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with NBCUniversal on this brilliant series. It’s exciting to see our slate of shows continue to grow and Briarpatch is a fantastic addition.”
Emma Ayech, Alibi’s channel director added: “We’ve had some brilliant US shows on Alibi in recent months, so it’s great to be adding the super stylish Briarpatch to the line-up for 2021.
“The series offers a real slice of escapism and sits perfectly alongside a range of UKTV Originals and classic British dramas that our viewers know and love.”
Briarpatch will air on Alibi next year.