Pill Pushers Star on TV Show! –
JUNE 17, 2020 – “Although we were sharply aware of and empathetic to the horrifying pain caused by the opioid crisis for millions in this country, we were blown away when Warren Littlefield showed us Beth Macy’s book Dopesick. Consequently, Danny Strong had been crafting his own telling of the opiate epidemic and in typical Danny form, it was mesmerizing,” Fox 21 TV Studios president Bert Salke said. “The fact that Warren and Danny are collaborating on this is a studio’s dream. Together with Barry Levinson and Michael Keaton, we have every reason to believe this important story will be one of the TV events of the coming year.”
Dopesick marks Strong’s follow-up to Fox’s hip-hop drama Empire, which wrapped its run last season. (The series finale was, however, unable to be completed before the novel coronavirus shut down production across the industry.) Strong has also been rumored to be attached to a Taraji P. Henson-led Empire spinoff that is also on the table at Fox. Dopesick stems from Strong’s overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, where he re-upped last year.