Painkiller is a highly anticipated upcoming Netflix crime-drama series based on Barry Meier’s novel “Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America’s Opioid Epidemic” and Patrick Radden Keefe’s New Yorker article “The Family That Built an Empire of Pain.” The story of the series is written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, and it is directed by Peter Berg, an award-winning director.
Story and Plot of Painkiller
The plot of the series revolves around one of America’s most sinister pharmaceutical epidemics, the post-1996 opioid crisis. The show follows the story of Richard Sackler, the owner of Purdue Pharma, which manufactured OxyContin, a highly addictive painkiller.
It will also explore the stories of various characters involved in its creation, production, and distribution, including those medical practitioners who prescribe the painkiller in return for a reward or commission. Furthermore, the series also delved into the lives of numerous survivors of the opioid epidemic who were adversely impacted by the greed of a few people.
What’s the Release Date for “Painkiller”?
Painkiller is scheduled to be released worldwide on August 10, 2023, exclusively on Netflix.
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Trailer and Teaser
Netflix released an official trailer for “Painkiller” on July 11, which looks promising and was highly appreciated by both audiences and critics. The trailer opens with an intense scene where the US Attorney’s official questions the introduction of the new drug called OxyContin. The trailer has also created massive buzz on social media among fans who are eagerly waiting for its official release.
Cast and Crew of Painkiller
Painkiller features numerous renowned actors in key roles, such as Uzo Aduba as Edie, Matthew Broderick as Richard Sackler, West Duchovny as Shannon Schaeffer, Dina Shihabi as Britt Hufford, Taylor Kitsch as Glen Kryger, Sam Anderson as Raymond Sackler, Carolina Bartczak as Lily Kryger, Jack Mulhern as Tyler Kryger, Ana Cruz Kayne as Brianna Ortiz, Brian Markinson as Howard Udell, and John Rothman as Mortimer Sackler, among others.
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How Many Episodes are there in Painkiller?
As per official reports, Painkiller has six episodes, each 45 to 50 minutes long.
Will there be Painkiller season 2?
According to media reports, Painkiller is a limited series, and its second season will not come.