Painkillernew Netflix drama starring Orange is the new black The star Uzo Aduba has published her first photos.
The six-episode series, which also stars Matthew Broderick, will tell the story of the opioid crisis in the United States, specifically focusing on the Sackler family and their Purdue Pharma company.
Almost like Hulu intoxicatingthe series will “examine some of the origins and aftermath of America’s opioid crisis, highlighting the stories of perpetrators, victims, and truth-seekers whose lives have been forever changed by the invention of OxyContin.”
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The series, which will premiere on August 10will serve as “a study of crime, accountability, and systems that have repeatedly failed hundreds of thousands of Americans” (via TV line).
Sam Anderson will star alongside Aduba and Broderick (Lost), Taylor Kitsch (A true detective), Tyler Ritter (Arrow) and Dina Shihabi (Jack Ryan), With Friday night lightsPeter Berg directs all episodes.
Adub, who was played by Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren OITNBhe will reportedly play an investigator investigating a case against Purdue, while Broderick will portray CEO Richard Sackler.
Painkiller isn’t the only Netflix vehicle for Aduba this year that the actress is set to star in as well Residencenew series from surgeons creator and showrunner Shonda Rhimes.
In the eight-episode series, based on Kate Andersen Brower’s novel, Aduba will play a “disturbing” detective who is assigned to a murder case with potentially 157 suspects.
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The series is described as “a strange mystery set on the upper, lower and back stairs of the White House, among the eclectic staff of the world’s most famous mansion.”
Aduba, who played the role of Alisha Hawthorne in Pixar’s Light-yearwill also occur All her little secretsmystery thriller by Aurin Squire.
Painkiller will stream on Netflix from August 10.