The premiere of Netflix’s Painkiller is finally here. The limited series offers a fictionalized look at America’s opioid epidemic and how it affects victims and their families. Not only is the show directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights), but it also features an all-star cast that deserve all the praise. Plus, Painkiller has already claimed the number one spot on Netflix’s list of most-watched shows after premiering less than a week ago.
The cast list is riddled with seasoned actors (like Uzo Aduba and Matthew Broderick), along with up-and-coming stars who just so happen to be related to other famous names (like West Duchovny and Tyler Ritter).
Keep reading for details on the Painkiller cast.