Dr. Death Season 2: Renewal update, plot, cast and other updates

Dr. Death Season 2: Renewal update, plot, cast and other details
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Is Dr. Death getting another season? Continue reading to find out more about Dr. Death Season 2.

Dr. Death is an American crime drama streaming television series created by Patrick Macmanus, based on the podcast of the same name, focusing on the titular Christopher Duntsch, a neurosurgeon who became infamous for permanently mutilating his patients, killing two of them.

The series with just one season has been well received by the audience and critics. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 92% approval rating with an average score of 7.40/10 based on 24 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.”

Dr. Death Season 2: Renewal update, plot, cast and other details

Since the first season has ended and people are wondering whether or not the show has been renewed for a second season, it is not surprising that the network gave the show the go-ahead. Now it appears that the wait for the fans won’t go too long because we have some great news to share! We’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast, so you can get a head start on the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on Peacock. Here is everything we know about Dr. Death Season 2. 

Dr. Death Season 2: Renewal update, plot, cast and other details

Will there be a Season 2 of Dr. Death?

Yes, Dr. Death will be returning to your television screen for another season. The network has aired all the episodes of the first season, which ended on July 15, 2021. The series was officially renewed for a second season by the Peacock network in July 2022, a full year after the first season concluded. The official Twitter handle of Peacock simply retweeted the Deadline article to share the news among their followers. 

Dr. Death Season 2: Renewal update, plot, cast and other details

Dr. Death Season 2 Release Date

The exact release date of Dr. Death Season 2 is yet to be confirmed by Peacock as of July 15, 2022, because the series was renewed recently. But on the bright side, as per many reports, the production might begin later this year. So, the fans seem to be assured that the upcoming season is not delayed and will be released sooner than they anticipated, as the renewal announcement was made by the network on time. 

If we were to guess, we’d say the release date would be between early to mid-2023. Based on the previous season’s release date pattern, the series’ rollout most likely, begins sometime around July 2023. Furthermore, we would want 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: Renewal update, plot, cast and other details

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. Ashley Michel Hoban, writer-producer on the first season of Dr. Death, serves as showrunner, writer, and executive producer for Season 2. Season 1s showrunner, writer, and executive produce Patrick Macmanus will executive produce Season 2 via his Littleton Road Productions banner, under his overall deal with UCP.”

Further adding, “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.”

“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: Renewal update, plot, cast and other details

Dr. Death Season 2 Cast

It is expected that the first season’s original cast may return and carry the storyline into the next season. In addition, the network had not released any new casting announcements as of July 15, 2022. Therefore, the list of the series’ prominent characters as per the series are as follows:

The main cast of the series is as follows: 

  • Joshua Jackson as Christopher Duntsch
  • Grace Gummer as Kim Morgan
  • Christian Slater as Randall Kirby
  • Alec Baldwin as Robert Henderson
  • AnnaSophia Robb as Michelle Shughart

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
  • Marceline Hugot as Rose Keller

We urge viewers to be patient because some casting developments will take time to emerge and the network will alert fans ahead of time if any new cast members or characters will be joining the future season in the coming months. 

Dr. Death Season 2: Renewal update, plot, cast and other details

Dr. Death Season 2 Episodes

Dr. Death Season 2 is expected to have at least 8 episodes which usually have an average runtime of approx 44 to 63 minutes. We’d also like to point out that, as of July 15, 2022, the exact episode titles for the upcoming season cannot be confirmed. For the time being, we recommend that fans wait patiently and binge-watch Season 1 to refresh their memories of key plotlines. Here’s the complete episode guide for you to understand the order properly. 

  • S1E1: Diplo’s – July 15, 2021
  • S1E2: Ain’t No Bum – July 15, 2021
  • S1E3: Dock Ellis – July 15, 2021
  • S1E4: An Occurrence at Randall Kirby’s Sink – July 15, 2021
  • S1E5: The $?!& in the Bed – July 15, 2021
  • S1E6: Occam’s Razor– July 15, 2021
  • S1E7: Feet of Clay – July 15, 2021
  • S1E8: Hardwood Floors – July 15, 2021

Moreover, the viewers should keep an eye out for details on the series episode dates and titles that will be released in the following months. The number of episodes is ultimately determined by the plot that the show aims to transmit to the viewers, making it a slightly bigger or smaller season than its predecessor.

Dr. Death Season 2: Renewal update, plot, cast and other details

Dr. Death Season 2 Season 1: A Quick Recap

Season 1 of Dr. Death, based on the first season of the Wondery podcast, explored the psyche of disgraced Texas Neurosurgeon, Dr. Christopher Duntsch, played by Joshua Jackson, who maimed and killed 38 patients over his career. The series was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Limited Series.

“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.”

Dr. Death Season 2: Renewal update, plot, cast and other details

Where to stream Dr. Death?

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 2: Renewal update, plot, cast and other details

Dr. Death Season Official Trailer

The official trailer reflects on the synopsis released by the Peacock network which states, “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 left permanently maimed or dead.” 

Dr. Death | Official Trailer | Peacock Original

Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more Dr. Death Season 2 updates.