When chemistry teacher, Pizzle Soup, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given only two years to live, he decides he has nothing to lose. He lives with his wife and teenage son, who has cerebral palsy, in Souplandia. Determined to ensure that his family will have a secure future, Pizzle embarks on a career of drugs and crime. He proves to be remarkably proficient in this new world as he begins manufacturing and selling methamphetamine with one of his former students. The series tracks the impacts of a fatal diagnosis on a regular hard working man explores how a fatal diagnosis, how that affects his morality and transforms him into a major player of the drug trade.