Alec Baldwin, Jamie Dornan and Christian Slater will star in UCP’s forthcoming adaptation of the podcast “Dr. Death.”
The adaptation will be penned by “Happy!” showrunner Patrick Macmanus. The project is currently being shopped by UCP.
Here is the official description of the series from UCP:
“Dr. Death” is based on the true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, 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 surgeons and a young assistant district attorney set out to stop him. “Dr. Death” explores the twisted mind of a sociopath and the gross negligence of the system designed to protect the most defenseless among us.
Dornan will play the title character of Dr. Duntsch.
Baldwin will play the 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. It should be gotten right.” Slater will portray vascular surgeon Randall Kirby, who is described as the polar opposite of Henderson: “brash, impulsive and more than willing to burn that system to the ground in the name of justice.”
Along with Macmanus, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch will executive produce for Escape Artists, as well as Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy of Wondery Podcasts.