Jamie Dornan (Death and Nightingales), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) and Christian Slater (Dr Robot) will star in new drama series Dr Death, based on the true-crime podcast of the same name.
Dr Death follows the true story of sociopath and former neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch, who’s gross malpractice resulted in the deaths and severe maiming of numerous patients.
Dornan will star as the twisted doctor during his rise in the Dallas medical community, as Duntsch enjoys the booming success of his neurosurgery practice.
This success soon changes as patients who enter for complex but routine surgeries are left severely maimed or deceased.
The increasing body count attracts the attention of neurosurgeon Robert Henderson (Baldwin) and vascular surgeon Randall Kirby (Slater), who quickly uncover the horrifying truth that the medical system has neglected to notice.
Both motivated to bring Duntsch to justice for his crimes, Henderson’s belief in the system and deliberation will clash with Kirby’s willingness to tear the system down for justice.
The drama series is yet to have a confirmed network or streaming service but will be produced by Universal Content Productions (UCP).
Dr. Death joins a roster of podcasts that UCP have adapted for television, including Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts, for Amazon and Dirty John on Bravo and Netflix.
Produced by American podcast network, Wondery, the Dr. Death podcast is hosted by health and science journalist Laura Beil and has been heard by over 50 million listeners.
You can listen to the Dr. Death podcast now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.