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Hulu series set to film in the Shenandoah Valley

25 November 2020 Luray/Page County Shenandoah County Front Royal/Warren County Winchester Frederick County Clarke County News

Dopesick, an upcoming Hulu eight-episode limited series, will film in Central Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley, and the Roanoke regions this winter and is anticipated to continue through the spring.

Dopesick is inspired by the bestselling book by Virginia author Beth Macy “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America”.

Dopesick will be a revealing look into the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, according to a news release from the Northam administration. “The show will take viewers from a mining community to the hallways of the Drug Enforcement Administration, to the opulence of ‘one percenter’ Big Pharma Manhattan, intertwining the stories of affected families to reveal the state of addiction in America, while shining a hopeful light on the heroes battling an unprecedented drug epidemic.”

Academy Award®-nominated actor Michael Keaton (Birdman, Spotlight) will executive produce and star alongside Peter Sarsgaard (Jackie, An Education), Rosario Dawson (Rent, Luke Cage) and Kaitlyn Dever (Unbelievable, Booksmart). Barry Levinson (Rain Man) is set to direct the project with executive producers Strong, Keaton, Warren Littlefield (The Handmaid’s Tale), Karen Rosenfelt (Twilight), John Goldwyn (Dexter), and Touchstone Television. 

Dopesick will be eligible to receive a Virginia film tax credit or grant. The exact amount will be based on the number of Virginia workers hired, Virginia goods and services purchased, and deliverables including Virginia tourism promotions.

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