Rosario Dawson officially boards USA’s Briarpatch pilot


After speculation last week, Rosario Dawson officially signs on to star in USA’s Briarpatch pilot.

Could this be the end of Claire Temple? Rosario Dawson’s fate was left open-ended in the Marvel Universe but this latest casting might hint at the end. Fans have speculated for weeks since Dawson gave an interview which hinted that her run might be over. However, her recent casting in Briarpatch seems to have sealed Claire’s fate within the MCU.

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The USA series is based on the popular book, Briarpatch, and will follow investigator Allegra “Pick” Dill. Dawson will be playing Pill, who is forced to leave her job in Washington DC to return to her hometown following her sister’s murder. Considering her sister was a homicide detective within a corrupt town, fans can probably expect a larger conspiracy to unfold within the first season.

There’s been no set production date and it’s unclear where the series will film. However, Rosario Dawson expressed an interest to be closer to her family on the West Coast compared to the lengthy Marvel shoots in New York City. Considering the Netflix series film for about six months out of the air, it seems unlikely she’d be able to star in both series.

Yet fans can hold out hope she’ll still remain a recurring presence on some of the shows. In Luke Cage this season, she was only in four episodes which seems manageable. However, if this really is the end then hopefully she makes a final appearance on Daredevil. It would be the perfect way to give Claire Temple a full circle ending where everything started.

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Dawson herself has expressed a desire to appear on The Punisher as well. Like her cameo on Jessica Jones, Claire could appear in the final episodes as a nurse for Frank. Nevertheless, fans will have to wait until San Diego Comic Con to see if Marvel Television has a plan for Claire Temple.

In the meantime, are you excited to hear about Rosario Dawson’s new project? Be sure to tell us in the comments below!

Source: Deadline