“Dopesick”: American opioid crisis series debuts on Star +

The ‘Dopesick’ miniseries, which revolves around the opioid crisis in the United States, debuted on the Star + platform this Friday (12). The first two episodes are now available on the program.

The production is based on the New York Times bestselling book of the same name, written by Beth Macy.

The plot follows the chronic crisis that the United States has suffered for years with opioids and their indiscriminate use in the country – which has generated a succession of addicts to controlled drugs, in addition to being responsible for a high rate of death.

The production is described as “an ambitious, heartbreaking and compelling look at the epicenter of America’s fight against opioid addiction, taking audiences through a Virginia mining community, the halls of the Department of Narcotics and opulence. Manhattan Pharmaceuticals Centers “.

Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Kaitlyn Dever, Will Poulter, John Hoogenakker, Rosario Dawson and Michael Stuhlbarg are the stars.

Remember that the other chapters will be streamed weekly.

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Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), Jake McDoran (Shameless), Ray McKinnon (Deadwood), Cleopatra Coleman (The Last Man on Earth), Jaime Ray Newman (General Hospital), Andrea Frankle, Will Chase (Nashville), Rebecca Wisocky (Devious Maids) )), Meagen Fay (Two and a half men) and Trevor Long (Ozark) complete the cast.

Emmy winner Danny Strong (‘Empire’), directed by Emmy Award winner Barry Levinson (‘Good Morning, Vietnam’), is the screenplay.

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