“Briarpatch” follows Allegra Dill (Rosario Dawson), a dogged investigator returning to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring her corrupt hometown to its knees.

Based on the Ross Thomas novel of the same name, “Briarpatch” is written for television by Andy Greenwald, who will executive produce along with MR. ROBOT creator Sam Esmail through his production company Esmail Corp and Anonymous Content’s Chad Hamilton. Ana Lily Amirpour directed the pilot and also served as executive producer.

This new 10-episode anthology drama series, from UCP and Paramount Television also stars Jay R. Ferguson (“Mad Men”), Brian Geraghty (“Chicago P.D.”), Edi Gathegi (“StartUp”), Kim Dickens (“The Walking Dead”) as well as Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife”) and Ed Asner (“Dead To Me”).