The drama series Painkiller looks back on the major role of Purdue Pharma in the opioid crisis in the United States. This fiction series is available on Netflix on August 10, 2023.

The Painkiller series is a fiction series. It depicts the events described in several American articles and denouncing the opioid crisis which has claimed millions of victims in the United States with the complicity of a pharmaceutical giant.

This six-part miniseries is directed by Peter Berg. In the cast, viewers may recognize Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) or even Sam Anderson (Forrest Gump, Lost). Painkiller is available to stream on Netflix on August 10, 2023.

Since the mid-2010s, America has been affected by the opioid crisis. Very powerful analgesics are massively prescribed as painkillers. The cases of addiction explode and we deplore hundreds of thousands of overdoses. Despite the risks, the pharmaceutical companies that produce them aren’t shy about touting these dangerous molecules and encouraging doctors to prescribe them en masse.

Painkiller has been available for streaming since August 10, 2023 on the video-on-demand platform. To discover the six episodes of the first season of the series, and all the content from the streaming giant’s catalog, you can subscribe from 5.99 euros with ads and 8.99 euros without ads.