Painkiller is a new series on Netflix about the aftermath of America’s opioid crisis, its origins, and its effects.
Here is an official Netflix synopsis of the upcoming series:
The series explores some of the origins and aftermath of the opioid crisis in the US and offers an examination of crime, accountability, and the systems that have repeatedly failed hundreds of thousands of Americans.
The show is based on ‘Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America’s Opioid Epidemic’ by Barry Meier and the New Yorker article ‘The Family That Built an Empire of Pain’ by Patrick Radden Keefe.
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When Will The Series Appear?
What is the release date?
Well, Painkiller debuts on Netflix on August 10, 2023.
The series includes six episodes that will be dropped that day. Here is what Berg said to Netflix:
“A very dense and complex tragedy fueled by greed, corruption, human fragility and more greed.”
Down below, you can find the main characters and the actors who play them.
- Uzo Aduba as Edie
- Matthew Broderick as Richard Sackler
- Sam Anderson as Raymond Sackler
- John Rothman as Mortimer Sackler
- Taylor Kitsch as Glen Kryger
- West Duchovny as Shannon Schaeffer
- Dina Shihabi as Britt Hufford
- Carolina Bartczak as Lily Kryger
- Tyler Ritter as John Brownlee
- John Ales as Dr. Gregory Fitzgibbons
- Ron Lea as Bill Havens
- Ana Cruz Kayne as Brianna Ortiz
- Jack Mulhern as Tyler Kryger
Here’s your first look at Uzo Aduba, Matthew Broderick and Taylor Kitsch in Painkiller, a new limited series inspired by real events based on America's opioid crisis premiering August 10 pic.twitter.com/ex6jRGk73L
— Netflix (@netflix) May 8, 2023
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