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Dr. Death: trailer

Joshua Jackson stars in the true, nightmarish story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, coming to Stan.

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New true crime series Dr. Death, based on a podcast following the nightmarish true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, is coming to Stan.

The series stars Joshua Jackson (The Affair), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), Alec Baldwin (The Departed), Grace Gummer (Mr. Robot) and AnnaSophia Robb (The Expecting).

Featuring an all-female directing team, including Maggie Kiley (Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story, Riverdale), who will also executive produce the first two episodes, Jennifer Morrison (One of Us is Lying Euphoria) and So Yong Kim (Lovesong, Grand Army).

Dr. Death comes to Stan through its partnership with NBCUniversal. An airdate is yet to be announced.

Based on Wondery’s hit podcast, Dr. Death is inspired by the terrifying true crime story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Joshua Jackson), 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), as well as Dallas prosecutor Michelle Shughart (AnnaSophia Robb), set out to stop him. Dr. Death explores the twisted mind of Dr. Duntsch and the failures of the system designed to protect the most defenceless among us.

Dr. Death is executive produced by Patrick Macmanus (The Girl from Plainville) via his Littleton Road Productions banner, and under his overall deal with UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. Macmanus also serves as showrunner. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and Taylor Latham also executive produce via Escape Artists, as well as Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy of Wondery.

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