Deadline is reporting that Kim Dickens is the latest name to join the cast of USA Network’s anthology drama series Briarpatch.
Briarpatch is based on the Ross Thomas novel of the same name. The story focuses on Allegra ‘Pick’ Dill, a tenacious and highly-skilled investigator working in Washington, D.C for a young, ambitious Senator. When her ten-years younger sister, a homicide detective, is killed by a car bomb, Allegra returns to her corrupt Texas hometown. What begins as a search for the murderer becomes a fraught and dangerous excavation of the past Allegra has long sought to bury.
Kim Dickens (whose recent credits include Deadwood: The Movie and The Highwaymen) will be playing the role of Chief of Police Eve Raytek, an authoritative firecracker who is committed to finding out who killed Allegra’s sister. She’s a boot-stomping good old girl who’s used to operating in an all-male environment. She knows how to do a shot, read a room and get things done.
The novel has been adapted by Andy Greenwald and will serve as an executive producer alongside Sam Esmail through Esmail Corp and Anonymous Content’s Chad Hamilton. Rosario Dawson will also serve as a producer on the project.