Renewed or cancelled: Will there be a Dopesick Season 2?


Renewed Or Cancelled?

Dopesick is a hard-hitting Hulu series, spread across 10 episodes that tackle the opioid crisis in America. With great acting and a twisty timeline jumping back and forth, this is definitely one of the best series of 2021.

What is Dopesick about?

Dopesick focuses on the epicenter of America’s struggle to control the Opioid epidemic. It focuses on Purdue Pharma and their upcoming new drug, OxyContin. As they push for the drug to be used across the country, a struggle to push back against Big Pharma ensues.

Dopesick tackles the crisis from all walks of life, including lawyers, government agents and Purdue’s executives. The timeline jumps back and forth between the late 90’s and early 2000’s while this is going on, with plenty of drama along the way.

We have extensive coverage of Dopesick across the site, including episodic recaps and a full season review. Feel free to check them out HERE!

Has Dopesick been renewed for season 2?

At the time of writing, Dopesick has not been renewed for a second season. Given the nature of this story, based on the book of the same name, it would appear that this will remain as a singular season, given the conclusive nature of the final episode.

However, there is still space to explore different stories surrounding Opioids so it could well be that Dopesick becomes an anthology series of sorts, with new characters and ideas. A good example of a show that does this would be something like American Crime Story.

Despite strong critical and audience reception, we predict that Dopesick will not be renewed. However, we’ll be sure to update this section with more details over the coming weeks and months if that changes!

What we know about season 2 so far:

Barely anything is known about season 2 at this point, given Hulu haven’t announced whether this has been renewed or not.

This lack of information makes it incredibly difficult to draw any sort of conclusion. However, as mentioned earlier if this is renewed, we’d expect the show to take on an anthological identity, with a different drug explored.

We’ll be sure to update this page in the future when more information is known.

Would you like to see Dopesick return for a second season? Any ideas for where the plot could go next? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

2 thoughts on “Renewed or cancelled: Will there be a Dopesick Season 2?”

  1. I loved this show. I would like to see Purdue Pharma go all the way down. I would like to see them make little to no money from OxyContin. I would like to see the drug regulated and prescribed safely for severe pain and necessary opioid use. Please, please renew!!!

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