Cumming, Asner Join “Briarpatch” Series

Cumming Asner Join Briarpatch Series

Ed Asner and Alan Cumming have signed on for recurring roles in the drama anthology series “Briarpatch” from “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail and writer Andy Greenwald. They join Rosario Dawson and series regulars Kim Dickens, Jay R. Ferguson, Brian Geraghty and Edi Gathegi.

Based on a novel by Ross Thomas, Dawson plays dogged investigator Allegra Dill who returns to her border-town home in Texas after her sister is murdered. What begins as a search for her sister’s killer soon turns into an all-consuming fight to bring her corrupt hometown to its knees.

Asner plays James Staghorne Sr., the racist owner of the town’s newspaper and a longtime power broker at city hall. Cumming plays Clyde Brattle, an elegant and murderous arms dealer and fugitive who is the target of a Senate investigation headed by Allegra.

Greenwald adapted Thomas’ novel and executive produces with Esmail and Chad Hamilton.

Source: The Live Feed