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Narcos creator and Friday Night Lights director to join forces on a new Netflix drama

, Newman's to-do list is getting even bigger, but after focusing on the drugs trade in Mexico and Colombia in Narcos, he's now looking at the modern drug crisis in the US.

Newman is set to team up with Peter Berg and Alex Gibney for a new Netflix drama examining the opioid crisis in the US. The drama is based on 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, both of which will serve as the main material for the series.

The talent involved is quite impressive because Berg has shown he's a director that can combine visual flair with a knack for character and storytelling. Elsewhere, if you haven't seen

 

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