First look: Dopesick set for Disney+ debut in November
James R | On 22, Sep 2021
Dopesick, starring Michael Keaton, will premiere on Disney+ in the UK this November.
The eight-part drama examines how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. The series takes viewers to the epicentre 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. 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. The limited series is inspired by the New York Times bestselling book by Beth Macy.
It co-stars Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Will Poulter, John Hoogenakker, with Kaitlyn Dever and Rosario Dawson, with guest stars including Phillipa Soo and Jake McDorman.
It is written by Emmy-winner Danny Strong (Empire, Recount, Game Change) and directed by Oscar®-winner Barry Levinson (Paterno, Rain Man). Executive producers for Dopesick include Strong, John Goldwyn (Dexter), Keaton, Levinson, Warren Littlefield (The Handmaid’s Tale, Fargo, The Old Man), Beth Macy (Dopesick) and Karen Rosenfelt (Twilight).
Dopesick is produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios, which means that in the UK it will premiere on Disney+ as part of it adult-friendly Star channel. It will debut on 12th November. Here are the first images and the poster: