The American opioid crisis is jumping from a real-life problem to a show on the small screen.
After a highly competitive bidding war, Fox 21 Television Studios
and “Handmaid’s Tale
” producer Warren Littlefield
’s The Littlefield Company announced Friday they have optioned the rights to adapt best-selling author Beth Macy
’s “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America” into a TV series.
Littlefield and Macy will serve as executive producers on the project, with Peter McGuigan and Richie Kern
“Every once in a while, you come across a piece of material that is that rare diamond in that it’s an incredibly arresting story, and, even more, is timely and important,” Bert Salke
, President, Fox 21 Television Studios said. “Beth’s dissection and thoughtful emotion