Painkiller (Netflix)

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Netflix: August 10, 2023
Running time: 1h 0m
Genre: Drama, Television, Crime

A fictionalized retelling of events, this scripted six-episode series explores some of the origins and aftermath of the opioid crisis in America, highlighting the stories of the perpetrators, victims, and truth-seekers whose lives are forever altered by the invention of OxyContin.

Based on the book Pain Killer by Barry Meier and the New Yorker Magazine article "The Family That Built the Empire of Pain" by Patrick Radden Keefe.

Canadian Connection Canadian Connection : Filmed in Toronto.

Director: Peter Berg, Dan Skene
Studio: Netflix
Producer(s): Richard Perello, Stacey Offman, Chris Hatcher, Tim King
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Uzo Aduba, Taylor Kitsch, Dina Shihabi, West Duchovny, John Rothman, Clark Gregg, Jack Mulhern, Sam Anderson, Ana Cruz Kayne, Brian Markinson, Carolina Bartczak, Ron Lea, Noah Harpster, John Ales, Johnny Sneed, Tyler Ritter, Matt Baram
Writer(s): Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster, Will Hettinger
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