Here is everything you need to know about when Dr. Death Season 2 will premiere on Peacock.
Ever since the first season of the show aired, audiences and critics have given it a fairly positive response across the world. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 92% approval rating with an average score of 7.4/10 based on 25 critic reviews. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Though it keeps viewers in the waiting room a little too long, Dr. Death remains a horrifying tale of medical malpractice centered around Joshua Jackson’s sufficiently unsettling performance.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 75 out of 100 based on 12 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”
This has led to much anticipation among the viewers, who are hoping to watch the next chapter because they want to know more about the series’ future seasons and how this crime drama anthology series can be explored further. If you enjoyed Dr. Death as much as we did, we’ve put together a list of things to look forward to while you recall the previous season to understand the series’ present status and whether or not the forthcoming season of this exclusive series will be premiering in November 2022 or not.
Continue reading to learn and uncover all your questions.
Dr. Death Season 2: When will the new season premiere on Peacock?
Yes, Dr. Death will be returning to your television screen for another season. The series was officially renewed for a second season by the Peacock network in July 2022, a full year after the first season concluded. But the fans will have to wait for more time as the new season will not premiere this month. The exact release date of Dr. Death Season 2 is yet to be confirmed by Peacock as of November 23, 2022. Additionally, Ashley Michel Hoban was promoted from producer to executive producer and new showrunner.
The second season will focus on Paolo Macchiarini. So, the fans seem to be assured that the upcoming season is not delayed and will be released sooner than they anticipated. If we were to guess, we’d say the release date would be between early and mid-2023. Based on the previous season’s release date pattern, the series’ rollout will most likely begin sometime around July 2023. Furthermore, we would like to emphasize that this is all guesswork at this time. As a result, Peacock will publish and confirm the official release dates in the following months, which fans should keep an eye on.
Dr. Death Season 2 Plot
According to Deadline, the new season will feature the “Miracle Man,” storyline, based on the most recent third season of the podcast. Season 2 will revolve around Paolo Macchiarini, a charming surgeon, renowned for the 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 makes shocking discoveries of their own that call everything about the “Miracle Man,” into question.
“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.”
Dr. Death Season 2 Cast and Crew
The main cast of the series who will reprise their role are as follows Joshua Jackson as Christopher Duntsch, Grace Gummer as Kim Morgan, Christian Slater as Randall Kirby, Alec Baldwin as Robert Henderson, and AnnaSophia Robb as Michelle Shughart. The new cast members of the next season will also include Édgar Ramírez as Paolo Macchiarini, and Mandy Moore as Benita Alexander. On October 18, 2022, it was announced that Jennifer Morrison is set to direct episodes 1 – 4 and Laura Belsey is set to direct episodes 5 – 8 of the second season.
The recurring cast members of the series are as follows Fred Lehne as Don Duntsch, Hubert Point-Du Jour as Josh Baker, Maryann Plunkett as Madeline Beyer, Grainger Hines as Earl Burke, Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Geoffrey Skadden, Dominic Burgess as Jerry Summers, Molly Griggs as Wendy Young, Laila Robins as Amy Piel, Dashiell Eaves as Stan Novak, Jennifer Kim as Stephanie Wu, Kelly Kirklyn as Dorothy Burke, and Marceline Hugot as Rose Keller.
Season 2 hails from showrunner, writer, and executive producer Ashley Michel Hoban. Patrick Macmanus, who served as showrunner, writer, and EP of the show’s freshman season, will executive produce Season 2 via his Littleton Road Productions banner, under his overall deal with UCP. Executive producers also include Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, and Taylor Latham for Escape Artists, and Aaron Hart, Hernan Lopez, and Marshall Lewy for Wondery. Dr. Death is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group.
Dr. Death Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options
The second season is reported to have 8 episodes with an average runtime of 44 to 63 minutes per episode which will be available immediately on the streaming service. As of November 23, 2022, the network has not revealed the exact episode titles and synopsis, which will be released once the premiere date approaches.
When available to stream, Dr. Death Season 2, along with the first season, will be accessible on Peacock as it is an exclusive series being developed for the digital streaming platform. The series is accessible to the viewers depending on the viewers’ location and membership plans, which the users can choose from to renew their accounts and watch the series.
Dr. Death Season 1: A Quick Recap
Based on Wondery’s hit podcast, Dr. Death is inspired by the terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (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 were 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. Dr. Death explores the twisted mind of Dr. Duntsch and the failures of the system designed to protect the most defenseless among us.
“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,” said 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.”
Catch up on all the previous episodes while you wait for Dr. Death Season 2 to release on Peacock.