Uzo Aduba to star in Netflix’s “Painkiller”

According to Hollywood Reporter,

Uzo Aduba will star in the six-episode series, which will dramatize the origins of the crisis with a focus on Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. The cast also includes West Duchovny, Dina Shihabi, Matthew Broderick and John Rothman

The limited series marks a return to Netflix for Aduba, who won two Emmys during her time on the streamer’s Orange Is the New Black. She’ll play Edie, an investigator leading the case against Purdue.

Broderick will play Richard Sackler, a scion of the billionaire family that controls Purdue Pharma and a senior executive at the company. Broderick is also returning to Netflix after starring in the outlet’s 2019 series Daybreak.

Duchovny (The Magicians) plays Shannon, a new member of the Purdue sales team. Shihabi (Jack Ryan, Altered Carbon) plays a veteran Purdue sales rep named Britt. Rothman (One Mississippi) plays Purdue Pharma co-owner Mortimer Sackler.