Joshua Jackson Replaces Jamie Dornan in Lead Role of Peacock True Crime Series ‘Dr. Death’ https://t.co/0tEAZaoeOI— Variety (@Variety) October 12, 2020
'Joshua Jackson is now set to play the lead role in the upcoming Peacock series “Dr. Death.”
Jackson takes over the role from previously announced series lead Jamie Dornan, who had to bow out of the series due to production delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater remain attached to the project, which is based on the Wondery podcast of the same name.
“Dr. Death” is based on the true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (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 (Baldwin) and vascular surgeon Randall Kirby (Slater), set out to stop him.'