Peacock has announced that Mandy Moore will appear in Season 2 of its anthology series Dr. Death, joining its previously announced star, Edgar Ramirez. The news comes shortly after news broke that Moore had signed on for Hulu’s “Twin Flames,” her first TV gig since the end of “This Is Us”.
Season 2 will be led by showrunner, writer, and executive producer Ashley Michel Hoban. The ‘Dr. Death’ of Season 2 is Paolo Macchiarini (Ramirez), who was convicted of research fraud and performing experimental surgeries on otherwise healthy patients. Moore will play Benita Alexander, an investigative journalist who falls into a whirlwind romance with Macchiarini while investigating him.
Season 1 of Dr. Death told the story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Joshua Jackson), who paralyzed multiple patients in botched spinal surgeries. It was based on the first season of the Wondery podcast. Dr. Randall Kirby (Christian Slater) and Dr. Robert Henderson (Alec Baldwin) exposed Duntsch’s malpractice.
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