Peacock has released the official Dr. Death trailer for their upcoming crime drama miniseries, based on the Wondery podcast of the same name. The video features a rising neurosurgeon, whose medical practices caught the attention of two fellow surgeons due to patients who died or became paralyzed from what seems like simple surgeries. Now, it’s up to the two surgeons to stop the sociopathic doctor from harming more patients. Starring Joshua Jackson, Alec Baldwin, and Christian Slater, the limited series is scheduled to arrive this coming summer.
Based on the terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, Dr. Death tells the story of a rising star in the Dallas medical community. Young, charismatic, and ostensibly brilliant, Dr. Duntsch was building a flourishing neurosurgery practice when everything suddenly changed. Patients entered his operating room for complex but routine spinal surgeries and were left permanently maimed or dead. As victims piled up, two fellow surgeons and a young Assistant District Attorney set out to stop him. Dr. Death explores the twisted mind of a sociopath and the gross negligence of the system designed to protect the most defenseless among us.
Jackson will be joining previously announced leads, Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), AnnaSophia Robb, and Grace Gummer. Baldwin is set to play the role of neurosurgeon Robert Henderson, who believes wholeheartedly both in the system in which he rose through the ranks and that anything worth doing shouldn’t be rushed. It should be gotten right. While, Slate will play a vascular surgeon Randall Kirby, described as brash, impulsive, and more than willing to burn that system to the ground in the name of justice. Together, they form a duo who will constantly be at odds in terms of their personalities and their methods, but on the exact same page as it relates to their endgame.
Dr. Death is written and executive produced by Patrick Macmanus (Happy!), who will also serve as showrunner as part of his overall deal with UCP. Executive producers are Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch via Escape Artists alongside Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy of Wondery Podcasts. It will also feature an all-female directing team including Maggie Kiley (Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story), who will also executive produce the first two episodes, Jennifer Morrison (Euphoria) and So Yong Kim (Grand Army).
Check out the Dr. Death trailer below!