Dr. Death renewed for season 2 at Peacock

Dr. Death, renewed, season 2, peacock, streaming

Peacock will explore a new case via its hit show, Dr. Death. It has been announced that the series has been renewed for a second season with a new showrunner and a new story, per TVLine.

The show is a true crime anthology series based on the Wondery podcast. The new season will feature the “Miracle Man” storyline, based on the most recent third season of the podcast. Ashley Michel Hoban, writer-producer on the first season of Dr. Death, serves as showrunner, writer, and executive producer for Season 2. The showrunner for season 1, writer and executive producer Patrick Macmanus, will executive produce Season 2 via his Littleton Road Productions banner. Ashley Michel Hoban had this to say about taking over for season 2:

“I am so honored to have the opportunity to expand the Dr. Death universe with this fascinating story. This season, we go global to explore how institutional failure to protect patients is a universal issue, but there are always heroes standing up and fighting for change every day. I can’t wait to share this story of romance, intrigue, complicated characters, and, of course, the eeriness that is Dr. Death with our fans.”

Season 2 will focus on Paolo Macchiarini, “a charming surgeon, renowned for his innovative operations that earn him the nickname “Miracle Man.” 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.”

Based on the first season of the Wondery podcast, Season one of Dr. Death focused on disgraced Texas Neurosurgeon Dr. Christopher Duntsch, played by Joshua Jackson, who mutilated 38 patients over his career, killing two of them. The first season also starred Grace Gummer, Christian Slater, and Alec Baldwin. The series was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Limited Series and was a hit with critics, securing a 92% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s also one of the only Peacock shows before the premiere of Bel-Air that actually moved the pop culture needle for the streamer, becoming one of their few original shows to gain much traction.

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Source: TVLine

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