The #1 Series On Netflix Is Based On Real Events; It Has Fans “Angry” and “Irate”
A gripping limited series has just taken over the charts. This one explores the opioid crisis in America and is packing a few familiar faces. The new show people are talking about is Painkiller, and it’s the #1 thriller on Netflix. Here is everything you need to know about the project.
Official Netflix Synopsis
A fictionalized retelling of events, Painkiller is a scripted limited series that 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, Painkiller is based on the book Pain Killer by Barry Meier and the New Yorker Magazine article ‘The Family That Built an Empire of Pain’ by Patrick Radden Keefe.
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Painkiller was adapted for the screen by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. The cast includes Uzo Aduba, Matthew Broderick, Taylor Kitsch, Clark Gregg, Dina Shihabi, West Duchovny, and Ana Cruz Kayne.
Most viewers are justifiably upset with how this issue has been mishandled and the family that profited from others’ pain. However, they are also raving about the performances and making Emmy predictions.
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The series dropped on Netflix on August 10th. All six episodes are about an hour long. If you need further prodding to check it out, watch the trailer below.
Watch the trailer
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