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Joshua Jackson (Dawson’s Creek, Fringe, The Affair) will replace Jamie Dornan (Once upon a time, there was the fall) as the owner M.D. from hell in the upcoming limited series adaptation of Peacock, TVLine has learned.
According to a spokesperson for Peacock, “Due to production delays related to the coronavirus pandemic, Jamie Dornan … is no longer professionally available to participate in production.” Dornan’s initial casting was announced in August 2019.
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Jackson recently starred in the Hulu limited series Small fires everywhere. The actor joins a cast that also includes Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater and AnnaSophia Robb.
Based on the popular podcast of the same name, Doctor Death – due to start production later this fall before a 2021 premiere – tells the “terrifying true story” of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Jackson), a rising star in the Dallas medical community. “Young, charismatic and seemingly bright, Dr. Duntsch was building a thriving neurosurgery office when everything suddenly changed. Patients entered his operating room for complex but routine spinal surgeries and were either permanently maimed or dead. As the casualties piled up, two medical colleagues, neurosurgeon Robert Henderson (Baldwin) and vascular surgeon Randall Kirby (Slater), decided to stop him. “
Patrick Macmanus (Happy!) acts as an EP / showrunner.