It is a drama series created by Danny Strong that tells the story of a pharmaceutical company’s role in sparking America’s opioid crisis. It is currently airing on AMC. It is based on Beth Macy’s novel ‘Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America,’ which is set in the United States. The series has gotten a lot of positive feedback because it creates a compelling narrative by carefully blending real and fictional events together.

The show thus brings to light a vast number of details and stories about the opioid epidemic that have previously gone untold. It received positive reviews from critics for its handling of sensitive subject matter as well as the performances of the cast. In the event that you watched the show’s first season, you may be interested in learning whether it will return to our screens in the future with a second season that covers new ground on the opioid crisis. If that’s the case, here’s everything we know about the prospects for season 2 of “Dopesick” so far!

Dopesick Season 2: Hulu Release Date

“Dopesick” season 1 premiered on Hulu on October 13, 2021, with the season finale airing on November 17, 2021, according to the network. The first season consists of eight episodes, each of which lasts between 57 and 63 minutes.

A second season of the series has not yet been announced by streaming service Hulu. Furthermore, in a recent conversation with a fan in November 2021, creator Danny Strong did not rule out the possibility of the show continuing in some capacity. While expressing excitement about a potential sophomore season, Strong expressed caution, stating that no official discussions about a second season have been held as of yet.

Dopesick Season 2 Hulu Release Date
Dopesick Season 2 Hulu Release Date

As a result, the likelihood of a second season becoming a reality is dependent on the success of the first season. If the show’s viewership exceeds the expectations of the streamer, a second season may be ordered by the company. Although fans should not have unrealistic expectations given that the drama series is based on a non-fiction novel and tells a tightly wound story, they should keep their expectations realistic. As a matter of fact, it is currently being promoted as a miniseries.

However, if a second season is indeed greenlit in the coming months, it may take some time for Strong’s team to conduct additional research and develop yet another compelling storyline for the show. As a result, if the show is given the green light by 2022, season 2 of ‘Dopesick’ could premiere sometime in 2023.

Dopesick Season 2 Cast

Dr. Samuel Finnix is played by Michael Keaton, Richard Sackler is played by Michael Stuhlbarg, and Rick Mountcastle is played by Peter Sarsgaard in the film ‘Dopesick. Bridget Meyer’s co-stars are Rosario Dawson (Rosario Dawson), Will Poulter (Billy Cutler), Kaitlyn Dever (Betsy Mallum), and John Hoogenakker (John Hoogenakker), with the rest of the main cast consisting of Will Poulter (Billy Cutler), Rosario Dawson (Rosario Dawson), Will Poulter (Billy Cutler), Kaitlyn Dever (Betsy Mallum (Randy Ramseyer). The series also features guest appearances by actors like Jake McDorman (John Brownlee), Jaime Ray Newman (Katie Sackler), and Phillipa Soo (Amber Collins).

Keaton, Stuhlbarg, Sarsgaard, and Hoogenakker are all expected to return for what could be a second season after this one. Depending on the storyline, the other members of the cast may also reprise their roles. Given Dever’s tragic demise in the first season, it is almost certain that she will not be returning. However, if the show is renewed for a second season, the producers may decide to start from the beginning with a completely new cast to ensure a fresh start for the audience.

Dopesick Season 2 Plot

“Dopesick” season 1 begins with Richard Sackler’s conception of the opioid-based drug OxyContin, which is featured prominently. It spans nearly a decade, beginning with the drug’s introduction to the market and concluding with the company’s eventual lawsuit against Purdue Pharma. In the end, Mountcastle and Ramseyer are successful in exposing the truth about OxyContin’s misbranding and the wrongdoings of Purdue Pharma. Purdue is subjected to widespread negative media coverage as a result, as well as significant financial penalties.

If the second installment comes to fruition, it could focus on the other pharmaceutical companies that have also played a role in contributing to the opioid epidemic. Mountcastle and Ramseyer are preparing to take on a case involving another pharmaceutical company in the season 1 finale, and their new investigation could be the focus of the following season’s investigation. Strong has expressed an interest in reporting on the events that occurred after 2007 that were related to the opioid crisis in a potential second season of the show.

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Dopesick Season 2 Trailer

There is no trailer for the upcoming Dopesick film available at this time. Be sure to revisit our page frequently, as we will continue to provide you with any new information regarding upcoming Dopesick releases. The information will be available on our page only if it is available for viewing. While you’re waiting for the season 2 trailer to arrive, you can watch the season 1 trailer on YouTube.


Maria Gasper is a 'The Current' intern. She is a Journalism student at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. In June of last year, she was a reporting intern at Financial Planning magazine. She enjoys eating pasta, reading books by her favourite journalists, and playing with her three dogs when she is not writing finance articles. Words from Maria: “Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.”