Monday, May 8, 2023

Netflix Announces Premiere Date for Limited Series 'Painkiller' Starring Uzo Aduba, Matthew Broderick and Taylor Kitsch

Netflix has today announced the premiere date for its upcoming original limited series Painkiller starring Uzo Aduba, Matthew Broderick and Taylor Kitsch.

All six episodes of the limited series will be available on Thursday, August 10.

A fictionalized retelling of events, the 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. An examination of crime, accountability, and the systems that have repeatedly failed hundreds of thousands of Americans, the series is 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.

In addition to Aduba, Broderick and Kitsch, the series stars Dina Shihabi, West Duchovny and John Rothman.

Guest stars include Clark Gregg, Jack Mulhern, Sam Anderson, Ana Cruz Kayne, Brian Markinson, Noah Harpster, John Ales, Johnny Sneed and Tyler Ritter.

Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster developed the series. They executive produce with Keefe, Eric Newman, Alex Gibney and director Peter Berg. Meier serves as a consulting producer.