Friday, August 6, 2021

Hulu Announces Premiere Dates for Limited Series 'Dopesick' and Season 2 of 'The Great'

Hulu has today announced the premiere dates for its upcoming original limited series Dopesick as well as the second season of original comedy The Great.

The 8-episode limited series Dopesick will launch on Wednesday, October 13 with new episodes being released weekly.

Inspired by the novel by Beth Macy, the series examines how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. The series takes viewers to the epicenter 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.

The series stars Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Will Poulter, John Hoogenakker, Kaitlyn Dever and Rosario Dawson, with Phillipa Soo and Jake McDorman as guest stars.

Danny Strong developed the series, with Barry Levinson directing. They executive produce with Macy, Keaton, John Goldwyn, Warren Littlefield and Karen Rosenfelt. Fox 21 Television Studios and The Littlefield Company produce.

All 10 episodes of the second season of The Great will be available on Friday, November 19.

In the new season, Catherine finally takes the Russian throne for her own - but if she thought coup-ing her husband was difficult, it's nothing compared to the realities of liberating a country that doesn't want to be. She'll battle her court, her team, even her own mother (guest star Gillian Anderson) in a bid to bring the Enlightenment to Russia. Meanwhile, she'll also battle her heart as Peter slowly transitions from a much-hated husband to a prisoner? Ally? Lover? Ultimately, Catherine will learn that to change a country, you must let it change you, that there is a fine line between idealism and delusion, and that becoming "Great" will ask more of her than she could have imagined.

The series stars Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow.

Tony McNamara created the series. He executive produces with Fanning, Hoult, Marian Macgowan, Mark Winemaker, Brittany Kahan Ward, Doug Mankoff, Andrew Spaulding, Josh Kesselman, Ron West and Matt Shakman. MRC Television, Civic Center Media, Echo Lake Entertainment and Thruline Entertainment produce.