To celebrate the UK release of Dopesick, the new drama mini-series coming to STAR on Disney+, we sat down with some of the stars and creator to find out all about the acclaimed new show.
Directed by Academy Award-winning Barry Levinson (Rain Man), this eight-part limited series is inspired by the New York Times bestselling book by Beth Macy – Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America – offering a harrowing and unique examination into the opioid crisis.
Chatting to stars Will Poulter (Billy Cutler) and Kaitlyn Dever (Betsy Mallum), both spoke about their attraction to the project, how it became a learning experience for them about the crisis, portraying an amalgamation of different people who suffered during the crisis and why now is the perfect time to open up more debates across the world.
In addition, creator Danny Strong echoes his stars’ calls for more debates over the crisis, why he wanted to tell the story and working with Macy, Michael Keaton (who co-stars and is an executive producer) and Levinson to bring the story to the screen.
You can watch all our interviews below:
Dopesick begins on STAR on Disney+ from November 12th.