Take a closer look at the terrifyingly true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch in the new Peacock original Dr. Death. See the first trailer.
By Alyssa Ray
The terrifyingly true tale of a dangerous doctor.
On Monday, May 17, Peacock released the first trailer for their highly anticipated limited series Dr. Death. The new crime drama, which is based off Wondery’s hit podcast of the same name, follows the bone-chilling story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Joshua Jackson), a Dallas-based neurosurgeon with a history of gross malpractice.
And, as the new trailer below teases, the sinister surgeon’s destructive streak is far more terrifying than anyone could’ve imagined. Case in point: The doctor lets a patient bleed out after shutting down a surgical assistant’s warning.
«How was the patient?» an administrator later asks.
«Perfect,» the surgeon confidently responds.
When asked if there were any complications, Jackson as Dr. Duntsch snaps back, «I don’t have complications.»
This is not entirely true as fellow surgeons Robert Henderson (Alec Baldwin) and Randall Kirby (Christian Slater) soon become privy to Duntsch’s track record. Unfortunately, as the surgeons move to take the deadly doctor down, they face roadblocks along the way.
«Duntsch has two deaths,» Dr. Kirby is seen saying to the district attorney. «Texas has executed people for less.»
However, as Dr. Duntsch’s surgical history is called into question, he remains shockingly unbothered. In fact, he arrogantly notes at one point, «You take my license in Texas; there’s an entire world out there.»
In addition to Jackson, Slater and Baldwin, Dr. Death stars Grace Gummer and AnnaSophia Robb. The Peacock original is executive produced by Patrick Macmanus, who also serves as showrunner, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Taylor Latham, Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy.
The new series also boasts an all-female directing team, including Maggie Kiley, Jennifer Morrison and So Yong Kim.
Dr. Death will be available to stream this summer on Peacock.