Ana Cruz Kayne to Star in Netflix’s Opioid Crisis Drama “Painkiller”

Ana Cruz Kayne has landed a (pain)killer role…

The Latina actress will star in Netflix’s limited drama series Painkiller.

Ana Cruz Kayne

Cruz Kayne will star opposite Taylor KitschTyler Ritter, John Ales, Sam Anderson, Carolina Bartczak, Jack Mulhern and Ron Lea in the series, which centers on the origins of the opioid crisis and the role of Purdue Pharma.

The project also stars Uzo Aduba, Matthew Broderick, West Duchovny, Dina Shihabi, and John Rothman.

Cruiz Kayne plays Brianna Ortiz, an ambitious young attorney.

Painkiller is executive produced by Eric Newman, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster, Alex Gibney, as well as Peter Berg who will direct all episodes. Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster will also write and serve as showrunners.

The New Yorker article ‘The Family That Built an Empire of Pain’ by Patrick Radden Keefe and the book Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America’s Opioid Epidemic by Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author Barry Meier serves as underlying material for the series, with Keefe and Meier on board as consultants.

Production on the six-episode limited series will begin later this year in Toronto.

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