Joshua Jackson Replaces Jamie Dornan in Lead Role of Peacock True Crime Series ‘Dr. Death’
Joshua Jackson will now star in the upcoming Peacock series "Dr. Death."
Jackson will take on the role of Jamie Dornan, the previously announced series director who had to retire from the series due to production delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater remain connected to the project, which is based on the Wondery podcast of the same name.
Jackson's most recent television roles have been on the critically acclaimed Showtime series "The Affair" and the Hulu Limited series "Little Fires Everywhere". He is also known for his time on the WB series "Dawson's Creek". His other TV roles include "When They See Us" and "Fringe".
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"Dr. Death" is based on the true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Jackson), a rising star in the Dallas medical community. Young, charismatic, and seemingly brilliant, Dr. Duntsch was building a thriving neurosurgery practice when suddenly everything turned out to be Patients entered his operating room for complex but routine spinal surgery and remained permanently maimed or dead. As the casualties piled up, two colleagues, neurosurgeon Robert Henderson (Baldwin) and vascular surgeon Randall Kirby (Slater), got down to it to stop.
Patrick McManus becomes Executive Producer “Dr. Death ”as part of his collective agreement with UCP, a division of the Universal Studio Group. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and Taylor Latham will co-produce with Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy of Wondery for Escape Artists.
Maggie Kiley will direct and executive produce the first two episodes. Jennifer Morrison and So Yong Kim will also direct episodes from the series.
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