‘Dopesick’ trailer: Hulu miniseries starring Michael Keaton tackles the opioid epidemic

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Hulu’s drama miniseries “Dopesick” tackles one of America’s greatest modern horrors: the opioid epidemic.

From executive producer Danny Strong and starring and executive produced by Michael Keaton, the eight-part series tells the story of how Purdue Pharma introduced OxyContin and sparked the worst drug epidemic in history.

The limited series is based on the best-selling non-fiction book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America” ​​by Beth Macy. The series transports viewers “to the epicenter of America’s fight against opioid addiction, from Big Pharma boardrooms to a distressed Virginia mining community to the halls of the DEA,” according to Hulu .

The series also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Will Poulter, John Hoogenakker, Kaitlyn Dever and Rosario Dawson. Guest stars include Phillipa Soo and Jake McDorman.

The first three episodes of “Dopesick” will air Wednesday, October 13 on Hulu.

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