Based on Wondery’s hit podcast, “Dr. Death” tells the terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Jamie Dornan), 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), set out to stop him. “Dr. Death” explores the twisted mind of a sociopath and the failures of the system designed to protect the most defenseless among us.
Produced by UCP, “Dr. Death” is executive produced by Patrick Macmanus (“Happy!”) under his overall deal with the studio. Along with Macmanus, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch executive produce via Escape Artists, as well as Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy of Wondery. The series is based on Wondery’s hit podcast “Dr. Death” which has been listened to by over 50 million people.