Watching This Week #112
Listings for May 29 to June 4, 2023; Corus channels appear set to leave Eastlink.
Find out when and where the miniseries with Michael Keaton and Peter Sarsgaard will be available in Canada.
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Dopesick, an American dramatic miniseries about the opioid epidemic starring Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, and Rosario Dawson, premiered on Hulu in the United States on October 13, 2021.
Although Hulu is not available outside the U.S., the series is now available in Canada and most of the rest of the world on Disney+ as of Friday, November 12, 2021, as the service's official Canadian Twitter account confirmed in October.
In Canada, Disney+ normally costs $11.99 per month, or $119.99 per year when billed annually (all prices are before applicable sales tax).
Because Dopesick is produced by 20th Television, a division of The Walt Disney Company (as is Hulu), Disney controls the international distribution rights to the program. As with most newly-premiered Hulu originals produced by Disney subsidiaries, the company is steering the new series to its Disney+ service, under the Star mature-programming hub that launched in early 2021, in many countries (and to Star+ and Hotstar in a handful of other countries).
However, as has happened with many of these series, Disney has decided to delay the international release, in this case to coincide with its global "Disney+ Day" event on November 12, when it also released other programs to streaming like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
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