Dr. Death season 2: Mandy Moore joins Edgar Ramirez in Peacock series


The first season of the Peacock anthology series Dr. Death covered the true crime case of surgeon Christopher Duntsch for its first season, and for the second season it will be shifting its focus to the story of surgeon Paolo Macchiarini. Two weeks ago, it was announced that Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) will be playing Macchiarini. Now Variety reports that Mandy Moore of This Is Us and 47 Meters Down will be taking on the role of investigative journalist Benita Alexander, “who falls in love with Ramirez’s Paolo Macchiarini before learning the truth about him.”

In Dr. Death season 2, we’ll find that Paolo Macchiarini is 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.

Like the first season, this season will consist of eight episodes. Directing duties will be evenly split between Jennifer Morrison and Laura Belsey, with Morrison directing the first four episodes and Belsey directing the second half of the season.

Patrick Macmanus served as showrunner, writer, and executive producer of Dr. Death season 1. He remains on board for season 2, executive producing through his company Littleton Road Productions, but fellow executive producer Ashley Michel Hoban is taking the lead as showrunner and writer.

Are you looking forward to Dr. Death season 2? Are you glad to hear that it’s going to star Edgar Ramirez and Mandy Moore? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.

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Source: Variety

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