UKTV has acquired the crime drama Briarpatch for Alibi, starring Rosario Dawson.
The ten-part series is based on the novel of the same name by Ross Thomas and has added a modern spin on the pulp fiction genre.
The series sees straightforward and dogged detective Allegra Dill (Rosario Dawson) return to her eccentric hometown, San Bonifacio, after her sister is tragically murdered.
Dill finds herself trying to work through her grief, while searching for the killer and straightening out her corrupted hometown.
The rest of the cast includes Jay R. Ferguson (Mad Men), Edi Gathegi (The Blacklist), Brain Geraghty (Chicago P.D.), Kim Dickens (Fear of the Walking Dead), Alan Cumming (Instinct) and Ed Asner (Dead to Me).
Alibi’s channel director, Emma Ayech, commented: “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 in 2021.