Just one year after its premiere, we have learned that the platform Peacock has commissioned a season 2 from ‘Dr. Death’, the interesting (and somewhat gruesome) medical anthology based on the homonymous podcast. In Spain we have been able to see it through Starzplay.
In this way we will have a new doctor in the center. After digging into the story of Christopher Duntch (Joshua Jackson), this time we will meet Paolo MacchiariniCharming surgeon whose groundbreaking operations earned him the nickname of Miracle Man and Super Surgeon.
The plot begins with the arrival of investigative reporter Benita Alexander, who, as the line between professional and personal blurs, begins to discover how far Paolo is willing to go to keep his secrets. while a group of doctors around the world make a number of discoveries that call into question all the praxis of the surgeon.
The fall of the supersurgeon
In fact, in real life, the scandal was such that it caused the dismissal of the top management of the Karolinska Institute, which houses the committee that decides the Nobel Prize for Medicine, and the resignation of Urban Lendahl, general secretary of the Nobel Assembly after he defended Macchiarini. This past spring, the trial of the surgeon, who has been convicted but will not go to jail, took place in Sweden.
At the moment the cast for this new season has not been announced. yes we know what it will be Ashley Michel Hobanwriter in the first, who is in charge of acting as showrunner and main writer in these new episodes while Patrick Macmanus (‘The Girl from Plainville’), creator of the series, will be limited to executive production.
In Hoban’s words:
“I am honored to have the opportunity to expand the Dr. Death universe with this fascinating story. This season we go global to explore how institutional failure to protect patients is a universal problem, but there are always heroes fighting to change it every day. I can’t wait to share this story of romance, intrigue, rich characters, and of course, how captivating ‘Dr. Death’ with our fans.”