“They’re not a person at all; they’re a policy number.” VICELAND just announced the premiere date for their new TV show, American Junkie.
The docuseries “follows two recovering addicts, Allie and Frank, who devote their lives to helping fellow addicts in their life-and-death struggle for recovery, rescuing them from the streets and helping them avoid the countless corrupt rehab facilities and sober houses where greed trumps treatment and Millennial addicts have become cash commodities.”
American Junkie debuts on VICELAND on September 12th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Watch a preview and read more details below:
August 2, 2018 (Brooklyn, NY) – VICELAND has greenlit a new topical docu-reality series AMERICAN JUNKIE inspired by and spun off from the independent feature documentary AMERICAN RELAPSE, directed by Pat McGee and Adam Linkenhelt, which recently premiered at the Rhode Island Film Festival and continues to premiere at the Other Venice Film Festival, the Louisville International Festival of Film and the Santa Cruz Film Festival. It is set to premiere September 12, 2018 at 10:00 PM on VICELAND.
In South Florida, which has become Ground Zero in America’s current drug crisis, addicts from all over the country arrive daily looking to get clean but instead find one the nation’s fastest growing and profitable industries: rehab.
AMERICAN JUNKIE follows two recovering addicts, Allie and Frank, who devote their lives to helping fellow addicts in their life-and-death struggle for recovery, rescuing them from the streets and helping them avoid the countless corrupt rehab facilities and sober houses where greed trumps treatment and Millennial addicts have become cash commodities.
“At VICELAND, we make shows that immerse our audience into environments and experiences,” said VP of Current Programming and executive producer Patrick Moses “This show takes the current drug crisis beyond headlines and statistics and makes it human.”
“Addiction is a faceless disease that does not discriminate,” said Pat McGee. “We wanted American Junkie to speak the truth about the opioid epidemic – yes 80% of addicts will relapse, but we found a couple warriors in Frankie and Allie who don’t give up on addicts. They don’t care about the stats; they’re out there dealing hope.”
“Pat is an expert at blending documentary and cinematic storytelling,” said T Group Productions head Jenny Daly. “He’s taken a topic that is raw and tragic and captured it in a hauntingly beautiful way.”
The series is produced by VICELAND with Pat McGee Pictures and T Group Productions. Executive producers include Pat McGee, Ian Manheimer, Jaime Manheimer for Pat McGee Pictures, Jenny Daly for T Group and Patrick Moses for VICELAND.”
What do you think? Do you watch VICELAND? Will you check out American Junkie?