Michael Keaton leads an all-star cast in what is set to be a gripping limited series.
From executive producer Danny Strong ('Empire') and starring and executive produced by Michael Keaton, 'Dopesick' is based on The New York Times bestselling book by Beth Macy, examining how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history.
The series will see Keaton star as one of the lead actors in a TV series for the first time since his stint on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' during the '80s. Joining him will be a strong cast of Rosario Dawson, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Will Poulter, John Hoogenakker, and Kaitlyn Dever. Phillipa Soo and Jake McDorman will also guest star.
The Hulu original will be a limited series, but one that has been highly anticipated, mostly down to its strong team both in front and behind the camera. Emmy-winner Danny Strong wrote the script while the series is directed by Oscar-winner Barry Levinson ('Paterno', 'Rain Man').
Consisting of eight episodes, the series will be added to Disney+'s growing adult titles, which was boosted earlier this year with the arrival of Star as an additional part of the streaming service. The streamer recently added 'The Walking Dead', 'Only Murders in the Building' and new sci-fi series 'Y: The Last Man' to its growing collection.
Here's the synopsis for 'Dopesick':
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.
Here's the trailer for the series.
'Dopesick' will launch on Disney+ on Friday, November 12.