Peacock has released a brand new Dr. Death trailer for their upcoming true crime drama series, confirming that it is scheduled to make its debut on July 15. The video features Alec Baldwin’s Robert and Christian Slater’s Randall as they conduct a secret investigation regarding the suspicious patient deaths of Joshua Jackson’s Christopher Duntsch. They wonder how someone like him could get away with such heinous malpractices.
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.
The series will be led by Joshua Jackson (Dawson’s Creek), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), AnnaSophia Robb (The Carrie Diaries), Grace Gummer (Newsroom), and Dominic Burgess (Raising Hope).
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).