Thursday, July 14, 2022

Peacock Renews 'Dr. Death' for Season 2

Peacock has today ordered a second installment of its original anthology series Dr. Death based on the Wondery podcast of the same name. The new season will feature completely new characters and stories.

The new season will feature the Miracle Man storyline, based on the third season of the podcast. Ashley Michel Hoban will serve as showrunner for the new season after writing and producing the first season. Series creator Patrick Macmanus will return as an executive producer. 

Season 2 will revolve around Paolo Macchiarini, a charming surgeon, renowned for his innovative operations that earn him the nickname "Miracle Man." When investigative journalist Benita Alexander approaches him 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.

Hoban and Macmanus executive produce with Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Taylor Latham, Aaron Hart, Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy. Universal Content Productions, Littleton Road Productions and Wondery produce.

"I am so honored to have the opportunity to expand the Dr. Death universe with this fascinating story," said Hoban. "This season, we go global to explore how institutional failure to protect patients is a universal issue, but there are always heroes standing up and fighting for change every day. I can't wait to share this story of romance, intrigue, complicated characters, and, of course, the eeriness that is Dr. Death with our fans."

"The first season of Dr. Death blew us away as we dove into the terrifying, twisted mind of Dr. Christopher Duntsch and the team who set out to stop him," added Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. "The new installment of this highly-addictive anthology series explores a globe-trotting surgeon who seduces the medical world, and we know we're in expert hands with our partners at Wondery, UCP, Patrick Macmanus and new season EP/showrunner Ashley Michel Hoban."