In early 2021, The Estate of River Run was thrilled to be one of the filming locations used in the Hulu original series Dopesick. The Estate at River Run was chosen as the location for scenes set at the home of Purdue Pharma CEO, Richard Sackler.  Purdue Pharma is the developer and manufacturer of the opium-based painkiller, OxyContin. The home and its grounds are prominently featured throughout the entire series.

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Hulu's Dopesick is a limited TV series based on the novel of the same name written by Roanoke, Virginia author, Beth Macy.  The book explores the history of opioid use in America covering various opioid abuse epidemics experienced by Americans over the centuries, and then delves into the origins of the current crisis.  The story chronicles the epidemic's genesis in rural Southwest Virginia, and its deadly spread across America.  

 

The 8-par limited series stars Hollywood A-List actors Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Rosario Dawson, and features episodes directed by Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson. 

Dopesick is available for streaming on Hulu! Check out the trailer below to see The Estate at River Run, and other Virginia filming locations, featured throughout!