3 January 2022
Based on a terrifying true story, crime drama series Dr. Death stars Teen Choice winner Joshua Jackson (Little Fires Everywhere, The Affair, Dawson’s Creek) as ostensibly brilliant young neurosurgeon Dr Christopher Duntsch. After several of Duntsch’s procedures end with patients maimed or dead, two fellow physicians and a Dallas prosecutor set out to stop him… and discover a system rigged to fail the most vulnerable among us.
The phenomenal cast includes Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin (Mission: Impossible – Fallout, BlacKkKlansman); Golden Globe winner Christian Slater (Mr. Robot, True Romance, The Wife); Critics Choice nominee AnnaSophia Robb (Words on Bathroom Walls, The Act); Meryl Streep’s daughter, Grace Gummer (Mr. Robot, The Hot Zone, American Horror Story); and five-time Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer (Frasier).
Based on Wondery’s hit podcast of the same name, which has over 50 million listeners to date, the eight-episode limited series was recently nominated for three 2022 Critics Choice Awards, for Best Limited Series, Best Actor (Jackson), and Best Supporting Actor (Slater). It has a 91% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with AV Club saying, “This adaptation manages to improve on its source material, perhaps because the story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch is so monstrous, it must be seen to be believed.”
Also watch the four-episode docuseries, Dr. Death: The Undoctored Story, first on Showmax from 1 January, which follows the real story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, as told by the people who survived it.