Ahead of the series’ world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival Sept. 5-15, USA Network dropped the first official trailer for Sam Esmail’s (Mr. Robot, Homecoming) new series, Briarpatch.
Based on Ross Thomas’ novel by the same name, the series tells the story of investigator Allegra Dill (Rosario Dawson) who returns to her home town on the Texas-Mexico border to figure out who killed her sister. She soon learns that there’s much more going on—including a town full of escaped zoo animals—than just the murder of one police woman.
Esmail executive produces while former Grantland writer Andy Greenwald adapted the story for television.
Besides Dawson, the series also stars Jay R. Ferguson (Mad Men), Brian Geraghty (Chicago P.D.), Edi Gathegi (The Blacklist), Kim Dickens (Fear the Walking Dead, Treme), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) and Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show and many other things).