The trailer too Painkiller previews the Opioid Crisis limited series, which will debut August 10 on Netflix. The six-episode drama is described as a “fictionalized retelling of events,” according to the official synopsis. “It examines some of the origins and aftermath of America’s opioid crisis and illuminates the stories of the perpetrators, victims, and truth-seekers whose lives will be forever changed by the invention of OxyContin.” An examination of crime, accountability, and the systems affecting hundreds of thousands of Americans repeatedly failed.”
Check out the Painkiller trailer below:
Who is in the cast and crew of Painkiller?
The limited series, based on Barry Meier’s book Pain Killer and New York Magazine article The Family That Built the Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe, stars Uzo Aduba and Matthew Broderick. Taylor Kitsch, Dina Shihabi, West Duchovny and John Rothman also star.
Guest stars include Clark Gregg, Jack Mulhern, Sam Anderson, Ana Cruz Kayne, Brian Markinson, Noah Harpster, John Ales, Johnny Sneed, Tyler Ritter and Carolina Bartczak
Painkiller is directed by Peter Berg and executive produced by Eric Newman, Berg and Alex Gibney. Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster are executive producers, co-creators and showrunners.