TV & Movies

Dr Death Has Been Renewed For Season 2, Here’s What To Expect

By Jessica Best
15th Jul 2022

A doctor stands in the hallway of a hospital, his hands in the pocket of his jacket.

From cult true crime podcast to hit TV series, Dr Death undoubtedly has its teeth firmly hooked into our brains.

Now, the series has been turned into an anthology series of sorts, where its upcoming new season will follow an entirely different case (or, season three of the podcast if you’ve been keeping up to date there).

In season two of the show, you’ll get to devour the story of Paolo Macchiarini, a seemingly charismatic surgeon famous for his boundary-pushing operations. These operations are so outside the medical world that he earns himself the nickname ‘Miracle Man’. Of course, he is by no means a miracle man at all—as investigative journo Benita Alexander soon finds out.

When she approaches said ‘miracle’ doctor 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.

There's no confirmation yet on when we can expect Dr Death season two to hit our screens.

If you’re a sucker for a good true crime podcast though, you’ve probably already devoured (and been totally freaked out by) Dr Death. Created by podcast powerhouse Wondery, the same people who brought us Dirty John, the favourite has been turned into a TV series and we highly suggest you watch it on Stan if you already haven't.

Season one of the the show is based on the hit podcast Dr Death, inspired by the terrifying true crime story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (played by Joshua Jackson), a rising star in the Dallas medical community. Young, charismatic and ostensibly brilliant, Dr. Duntsch was building a flourishing neurosurgery practice when everything suddenly changed—patients entered his operating room for complex but routine spinal surgeries and left permanently maimed or dead. As victims piled up, two fellow physicians, neurosurgeon Robert Henderson (Alec Baldwin) and vascular surgeon Randall Kirby (Christian Slater), as well as Dallas prosecutor Michelle Shughart (AnnaSophia Robb), set out to stop him.

Exploring the twisted mind of Dr. Duntsch and the failures of the system designed to protect the most defenceless among us, you’ll spend most of the series picking your jaw up off the floor. 

Scope the eerie trailer below: 

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Image Credit: Stan

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