Painkiller(TV show/series, 2023)

| Genres: Drama, Crime

Mini series in 1 season with 6 episodes

PainkillerRating: 3.6/5 (with 50 votes)
Painkiller is an American drama television miniseries created by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. Based on Patrick Radden Keefe's New Yorker article "The Family That Built an Empire of Pain" and Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic by Barry Meier, the series focuses on the birth of the opioid crisis, with an emphasis on Purdue Pharma, the company owned by Richard Sackler and his family that was the manufacturer of OxyContin. The Sackler family has been described as the "most evil family in America", and "the worst drug dealers in history". Painkiller premiered on Netflix on August 10, 2023. ()
Poster of Painkiller

Where to watch Painkiller (streaming/download)?

"Painkiller" is currently available on 1 providers. Painkiller can be streamed on Netflix as part of a subscription.

Genres: Social Issue TV Dramas / TV Dramas
Keywords: Provocative

About Painkiller

The causes and consequences of America's opioid epidemic unfold in this drama following its perpetrators, victims and an investigator seeking the truth.

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Painkiller Seasons and Episodes

08/10/2023Limited Series - 6 episodes
#1 | 08/10/2023The One to Start With, The One to Stay With
3.3/5 (with 7 votes)
Seizing an opportunity, Richard bets on an opiate that relieves pain. College graduate Shannon takes a job at Purdue. Glen suffers a workplace injury.
#2 | 08/10/2023Jesus Gave Me Water
3.8/5 (with 4 votes)
A patient using OxyContin attends a Purdue conference. Edie witnesses the drug's adverse effects. Richard faces roadblocks in his pursuit of profit.
#3 | 08/10/2023Blizzard of the Century
3.5/5 (with 3 votes)
Glen is forced to detox when his addiction lands him in the ER. Edie struggles to convince her new boss, the US Attorney, to build a case against Purdue.
#4 | 08/10/2023Is Believed
3.5/5 (with 3 votes)
Edie works to expose Purdue. Shannon enjoys the perks of her job but faces a moral dilemma. Pushed to the brink, Glen starts losing control at work.
#5 | 08/10/2023Hot! Hot! Hot!
3.5/5 (with 3 votes)
Glen hits rock bottom, Shannon attends a raucous work afterparty, and Edie uncovers damning evidence in her case against a pharmaceutical giant.
#6 | 08/10/2023What's in a Name?
3.5/5 (with 3 votes)
Glen starts sobriety. Shannon reevaluates her role. Using new evidence, Edie and the team take Purdue to court as the case comes to a stunning end.

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Made by: Film 44
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 28 languages: Arabic (AR), Catalan (CA), Czech (CS), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Croatian (HR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Lithuanian (LT), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Slovenian (SL), Swedish (SV), Thai (TH), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Ended
First episode released on: 08/10/2023
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Medicina Letal"

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