Jaime Dornan, Christian Slater and Alex Baldwin have all jumped on new TV series ‘Dr Death’. The series has yet to find a home at a network or streaming service.
Based on the Wondery podcast of the true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Dornan), a rising star in the Dallas medical community who was building a flourishing neurosurgery practice. But patients entered his operating room for complex but routine spinal surgeries were left permanently maimed or dead. As victims piled up, two fellow surgeons and a young Assistant District Attorney set out to stop him.
Baldwin will play neurosurgeon Robert Henderson. described as quiet, deliberative and methodical, Robert believes wholeheartedly both in the system in which he rose through the ranks and that anything worth doing shouldn’t be rushed.
Slater will play vascular surgeon Randall Kirby, who is described as brash, impulsive and more than willing to burn that system to the ground in the name of justice. Together, they form a duo who will constantly be at odds in terms of their personalities and their methods, but on the exact same page as it relates to their endgame.
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Patrick McManus, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy will executive produce. The series follows in the footsteps of ‘Dirty John’ and ‘Homecoming’ which both originated from the Wondery Podcast.
Dornan’s latest roles saw him star in ‘A Private War’ alongside Rosamund Pike and a return to Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades franchise and ‘Robin Hood’. His upcoming roles include ‘Endings, Beginnings’ and ‘Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar’.
Baldwin, who likes to dress up as real-life characters, was last seen as John DeLorean in the Documentary ‘The Framing of John DeLorean’, His upcoming projects include ‘Motherless Brooklyn’ and ‘Lamborghini: The Legend’.