Jamie Dornan to play Dr. Christopher Duntsch in Dr. Death TV drama series that also features Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater

Written by Alan Condon | August 13, 2019 | Print  |

Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater and Jamie Dornan have been cast in the TV production of Dr. Death, reports Deadline.

Four things to know:

1. Former neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch, MD, who is dubbed "Dr. Death," was convicted of intentionally injuring an elderly patient during a spine surgery that resulted in paralysis. He had a history of medical malpractice complaints and issues during his time as a surgeon. Read more about Dr. Christopher Duntsch here.

2. Dr. Duntsch is serving a life sentence in prison and would be eligible for parole after 30 years.

3. A podcast chronicling Dr. Duntsch's story was released by Wondery in 2018, and since then it has been heard by more than 50 million people. Healthcare and science journalist Laura Biel hosted the podcast.

4. Universal Content Productions is currently shopping the series to networks and streaming platforms.

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