UKTV has announced the acquisition of drama series Briarpatch for drama channel Alibi following a deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution. The ten-part series is based on the Ross Thomas novel of the same name.
Briarpatch is a crime drama that updates the pulp fiction genre for a new era and follows the determined and no-nonsense detective, Allegra Dill (Rosario Dawson), who 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 in 2021.