During last year’s Investor Day event, a new limited series called ‘Dopesick’ was announced and that it would be coming as a Hulu Original in the United States and to Disney+ internationally as a Star Original. Disney has confirmed that the upcoming drama limited series ‘Dopesick’ will be coming to Disney+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland this Autumn as a Star Original.
The upcoming limited series comes from Executive Producer Danny Strong and starring and executive produced by Michael Keaton, Dopesick examines how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. The series takes viewers to the epicentre 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 limited series is inspired by the New York Times bestselling book by Beth Macy.
The eight-episode series stars Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Will Poulter, John Hoogenakker, with Kaitlyn Dever and Rosario Dawson. Guest stars include Phillipa Soo and Jake McDorman.
‘Dopesick’ will be released on Hulu in the United States on Wednesday 13th October, with new episodes dropping weekly. While no exact Disney+ release date has yet been confirmed, hopefully, should ‘Dopesick’ follow recent Hulu Originals, we should see the show around the same time.
“Dopesick” is written by Emmy winner, Danny Strong (Empire, Recount, Game Change) and directed by Oscar winner, Barry Levinson (PATERNO, RAIN MAN) Executive producers for Dopesick include Strong, John Goldwyn (Dexter), Keaton, Levinson, Warren Littlefield (The Handmaid’s Tale, Fargo, The Old Man), Beth Macy (“Dopesick”) and Karen Rosenfelt (TWILIGHT).
Are you looking forward to ‘Dopesick’ arriving on Disney+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland?