If you’re looking for a fictionalized retelling of events, Painkiller is going to be the series for you. It tells the story of the opioid crisis, but where can you stream the series online?
We know there is a serious opioid crisis in the United States. It’s actually not just in the United States, but the country is seeing one of the worst issues out of the lot. Just how did this crisis start, though?
That’s something Painkiller looks into. It is a fictionalized retelling of the events, a little like Dopesick, but it takes a look at the development of pain drugs and why pharmaceutical companies created them. It looks at the way the companies realized they could make money and the lack of care and compassion for those using them. It also looks at the investigation into the situation and the victims of the crisis.
You’ll want to check out the series, which is now available to binge-watch. The question is where you need to go to watch.
Is Painkiller on Prime Video?
We start with some bad news. This is not a series that you can watch on Prime Video, and it’s highly unlikely that it will ever come to the Amazon streamer.
This is a Netflix Original Series. The only place to stream it online is on Netflix. There’s no need for Netflix to share its content with other streamers, and Netflix isn’t showing any signs of doing the same as Max and Disney+ in the removal of underperforming content.
Is Painkiller on Amazon Video?
There is often another way to watch shows online. You can buy episodes on Digital and add them to your Amazon Library. This is done via Amazon Instant Video, but not every single TV show gets a Digital release?
It’s unlikely that this series will be released on Digital. It doesn’t make sense for streamers to release original content in this manner. That just takes people away from the streaming platforms as there is an easier and cheaper way to watch online.
Painkiller is only available to stream on Netflix.