New casting information has been revealed by Deadline for the upcoming limited-series, “Dopesick”, which will be coming to Hulu in the United States and to Disney+ internationally as a “Star Original” later this year.
Jaime Ray Newman (Little Fires Everywhere), Andrea Frankle (Irresistible) and Will Chase (Nashville) will join the show as regular roles. Joining previously announced cast members including Michael Keaton, Kaitlyn Dever, Peter Sarsgaard, Will Poulter, Rosario Dawson, John Hoogenakker, Philippa Soo, Michael Stuhlbarg and Jake McDorman.
Dopesick is an ambitious, harrowing, and compelling look into the epicenter of America’s struggle with Opioid addiction, taking viewers from a distressed Virginia mining community to the hallways of the DEA, and to the opulence of “one-percenter” Big Pharma Manhattan. The unsparing yet deeply human portraits of the various affected families and their intersecting stories hold up a mirror to where America is right now, while shining a hopeful light on the heroes battling the worst drug epidemic in American history. The eight-episode series is expected to debut in 2021.
Jaime Ray Newman will be playing the role of Kathe Sackler, who a member of the Sackler family who works at Purdue Pharma. She most recently starred in Little Fires Everywhere, Deputy and Midnight, Texas.
Andrea Frankle will be playing Beth Sackler, who is the wife of Richard Sackler (Stuhlbarg). She has recently starred in Irresistible, Underground, The Purge, Cloak & Dagger and True Detective.
Will Chase plays Michael Friedman, who is the head of marketing for Purdue Pharma. He has previously performed in Nashville, Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Quantico, Rescue Me and Smash.
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 Danny Strong, John Goldwyn (“Dexter”), Barry Levinson, Warren Littlefield (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Fargo,” “The Old Man”), Beth Macy (Dopesick) and Karen Rosenfelt (“Twilight”). The limited series is based on the New York Times bestselling book of the same name by Beth Macy, coming to Hulu from 20th Television and The Littlefield Company.
Are you looking forward to seeing “Dopesick”?