In an interview with USA Network, showrunner Andy Greenwald spoke about navigating the adaptation of Briarpatch from novel to TV show, utilizing the perspective he developed during his years as a critic, and what it was like working with the show's array of visionary directors and star-studded cast.
The first episode of Briarpatch was book-ended by two car bombings; the first killed the young police officer Felicity Dill, and the second nearly killed her sister, Allegra. In episode two, Allegra works to appease the demands of her boss, a Texas Senator, while also launching her own investigation into Felicity's death. Something is rotten in San Bonifacio, TX.
Allegra regroups following the second car bomb
Day breaks, and it's already pushing triple digits Fahrenheit. A young cop named Felicity Dill heads next door to the property she owns to collect rent from her tenants. Pay today, she threatens them, or you're out. She gets in her car to head to work. She turns the ignition and her car explodes.
Felicity Dill is dead. Welcome to the border town of San Bonifacio, TX.
Allegra Dill arrives in San Bonifacio
See photos of the Briarpatch cast at TCA 2020
Sam Esmail and the cast of Mr. Robot spoke to the Screen Actors Guild last week with Hacking Robot host Andy Greenwald. We had previously reported on the cast's wildest scenes from season_2.0, and now we have more fun tidbits from Esmail, Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Stephanie Corneliussen, and Grace Gummer.
Mr. Robot SAG Panel featuring Andy Greenwald (moderator), Rami Malek (Elliot Alderson), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), Portia Doubleday (Angela Moss), Carly Chaikin (Darlene), Grace Gummer (Dominique "Dom" DiPierro), Stephanie Corneliussen (Joanna Wellick), and Sam Esmail (series creator).