‘Dr. Death’ Trailer: Joshua Jackson Plays Real-Life Criminal Doctor in Upcoming Mini-Series

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Take a look at the new trailer that’s arrived for Dr. Death, an upcoming mini-series focused on the real-life case of Dr. Christopher Duntsch.

Joshua Jackson plays this real-life doctor, who was nicknamed “Dr. Death” for gross malpractice that resulted in the maiming of several patients and killing two of them. It’s a pretty terrifying case, and you’re free to get further details/spoilers on Duntsch’s Wikipedia page.

The mini-series is based on the hit podcast of the same name by Wondery Media. Season 1 of the podcast focused on Duntsch; season 2 looked at Farid Fata, a hematologist and oncologist who was convicted of prescribing chemotherapy to patients who didn’t need it.

Also starring Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, AnnaSophia Robb, Dominic Burgess and Grace Gummer, among others, Dr. Death hits NBC-owned US streaming service Peacock on July 15th and Australia’s Stan on July 16th.

Official synopsis for Dr. Death:

Based on Wondery’s hit podcast, Dr. Death is inspired by the terrifying true crime story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Joshua Jackson), 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 left permanently maimed or dead. As victims piled up, two fellow physicians, neurosurgeon Robert Henderson (Alec Baldwin) and vascular surgeon Randall Kirby (Christian Slater), as well as Dallas prosecutor Michelle Shughart (AnnaSophia Robb), set out to stop him. DR. DEATH explores the twisted mind of Dr. Duntsch and the failures of the system designed to protect the most defenceless among us.

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