Renewed: Dr. Death

Medical drama shifts to an anthology format and now follows a new case each season.

US medical drama Dr. Death, which starred Joshua Jackson, Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, has been renewed for Season 2.

But while the first season focused on the case of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, the show will now take on an anthology format and follow a new case each season.

Season 2 will tell the story of Paolo Macchiarini, a charming surgeon renowned for his innovative operations that earn him the nickname “Miracle Man.” The show is based on the Wondery podcast of the same name.

When investigative journalist Benita Alexander approaches him for a story, the line between personal and professional begins to blur, changing her life forever. As she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets, a group of doctors halfway across the world make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything about the “Miracle Man” into question.

Writer, showrunner, and executive producer Patrock Macmanus will continue to serve as an executive producer on Season 2 under his overall deal with UCP. Ashley Michel Hoban, who worked on Season 1 as a writer and producer, will serve as writer, showrunner, and executive producer on Season 2.

“The first season of ‘Dr. Death’ blew us away as we dove into the terrifying, twisted mind of Dr. Christopher Duntsch and the team who set out to stop him,” said Lisa Katz, president of scripted content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “The new installment of this highly-addictive anthology series explores a globe-trotting surgeon who seduces the medical world, and we know we’re in expert hands with our partners at Wondery, UCP, Patrick Macmanus and new season EP/showrunner Ashley Michel Hoban.”

Dr. Death screens in Australia on Stan.

Source: Variety

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