DOPESICK is a new miniseries about drugs in the United States that’s taking Hulu by storm.
The limited series is inspired by the New York Times bestselling book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy.
What is Dopesick about?
Hulu’s Dopesick examines how one company “triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history.”
“The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Big Pharma, to a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA,” writes the Hulu synopsis.
The series is lead by Executive Producer Danny Strong and is also executive produced by Michael Keaton.
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“Defying all the odds, heroes will emerge in an intense and thrilling ride to take down the craven corporate forces behind this national crisis and their allies.”
Who is in the cast of Dopesick?
The all-star cast of Dopesick is made up of Michael Keaton, Rosario Dawson, Peter Sarsgaard, Kaitlyn Dever and Will Poulter.
Poulter is best known for his roles in Detroit, The Revenant, and the Amazon miniseries The Underground Railroad.
He is set to play Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, considered one of the most powerful characters in Marvel history.
Will Poulter in a scene from Dopesick[/caption]
The cast will also see John Hoogenakker, Kaitlyn Dever, Phillipa Soo, and Ray McKinnon.
As Dopesick is based on true stories, there are characters in the series that are based on real people.
Michael Stuhlbarg, who plays Purdue Pharma chairman Richard Sackler, is the biggest name on this line-up.
Sackler’s cousins, Beth Sackler (Andrea Frankle) and Kathe Sackler (Jamie Ray Newman), are also real people.
When do the Dopesick episodes premiere?
Overall, there are eight episodes in the series that drop on a weekly basis. The schedule is as follows:
- Episode 1: Wednesday, October 13
- Episode 2: Wednesday, October 13
- Episode 3: Wednesday, October 13
- Episode 4: Wednesday, October 20
- Episode 5: Wednesday, October 27
- Episode 6: Wednesday, November 3
- Episode 7: Wednesday, November 10
- Episode 8: Wednesday, November 17