TV & Movies

The Makers Of Dirty John Are Dropping A Terrifying New TV Series

By Morgan Reardon
18th May 2021

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

If you’re a sucker for a good true crime podcast then 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 cult favourite has been turned into a TV series on Stan and trust us when we say it will straight up terrify you.

Based on the hit podcast, Dr. Death is 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: 

One of our favourite bits? The series features an all-female directing team, including Maggie Kiley (Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story, Riverdale), who will also executive produce the first two episodes, Jennifer Morrison (One of Us is Lying, Euphoria) and So Yong Kim (Lovesong, Grand Army).

Dr. Death will drop exclusively on Stan very soon. 

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Image Credit: Stan

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