Dopesick: Michael Keaton takes on the opioid epidemic in Hulu drama teaser
August 6, 2021 by: Kevin Fraser
Michael Keaton is always a joy to watch and the actor's latest project will see him leading Hulu's adaptation of Beth Macy's best-selling non-fiction book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America. The limited series focuses on "the epicenter of America's struggle with Opioid addiction" across the U.S and examines how "one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history." You can check out the first trailer for the series above.
Micheal Keaton stars as Samuel Finnix, "a doctor in a small Virginia mining town who unwittingly prescribes OxyContin to his trusting patients without realizing the addictive and destructive effect the drug would ultimately have on his community, and the country as a whole." In addition to Keaton, Dopesick also stars Kaitlyn Dever, Peter Sarsgaard, Will Poulter, Rosario Dawson, and Michael Stuhlbarg. It's no secret that the opioid crisis hasn't been pretty and I'm sure everyone knows at least one person affected by it, and it looks as though Hulu's series will go a long way towards diving into putting a human face on the drug epidemic.
Dopesick will debut on Hulu on October 13, 2021.