Joshua Jackson joined Peacock’s Dr. Death
series as the lead role. Jamie Dornan had originally been casted as Dr. Christopher Duntsch on the show which is based on the Wondery podcast of the same name. However, due to production delays caused by covid-19, Dornan can no longer fulfil the filming requirements so NBCUniversal had to recast the role. Jackson was announced as the new star of Dr. Death
Production of Dr. Death
is scheduled to begin this fall with a cast that also includes Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater. The original podcast of Dr. Duntsch, who is a spinal surgeon that claimed to be the best in Dallas but his patients began to experience severe and sometimes fatal complications from his surgeries. Jackson’s Dr. Duntsch on the show is a rising star in the Dallas medical community building a neurosurgery practice. When his victims start to pile up, neurosurgeon Robert Henderson (Baldwin) and vascular surgeon Randall Kirby (Slater) set out to stop him.