Édgar Ramírez to star in Peacock drama ‘Dr. Death’ Season 2

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Édgar Ramírez will star in Season 2 of Peacock’s ‘Dr. Death’. Based on the third season of the Wondery podcast of the same name, the series focuses on Paolo Macchiarini, an Italian thoracic surgeon and former regenerative medicine researcher known for his research into fraud and manipulation.

Macchiarini, considered a pioneer in the use of biological and synthetic scaffolds implanted with patients’ own stem cells as tracheal grafts, has been accused of unethically performing an experimental procedure that resulted in the deaths of seven of the eight patients who received his synthetic trachea transplants.

Édgar Ramírez to star in Peacock drama 'Dr. Death' Season 2 | FMV6

Paolo Macchiarini gains the nickname “Miracle Man,” before accusations of research fraud and unethical experiments destroyed his career.

The season will focus on the investigations from fellow researchers into Macchiarini’s surgeries, as well as his relationship with journalist Benita Alexander.

A true crime anthology series, “Dr. Death” is based on a Wondery podcast that explores severe cases of medical malpractice, frequently resulting in the deaths of patients.

Édgar Ramírez to star in Peacock drama 'Dr. Death' Season 2 | FMV6

Season 2 adapts the third season of the podcast, which was released last year. Season 1 of the Peacock series was released last year and starred Joshua Jackson as Christopher Duntsch, a Texas neurosurgeon convicted of maiming and killing 33 patients over the course of his career.

Other cast members on Season 1 included Grace Gummer, Christian Slater, Alec Baldwin, and AnnaSophia Robb.

Season 2 will be headed by showrunner Ashley Michel Hoban, who wrote for Season 1 of “Dr. Death” as well as this year’s “The Girl From Plainville” on Hulu.

Season 1’s showrunner, Patrick Macmanus, executive produces via his Littleton Road Productions banner. Hoban also executive produces with Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Taylor Latham, Aaron Hart, Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy, and Linda Gase.

Jennifer Morrison and Laura Belsey will direct several episodes of the upcoming season. UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, produces.

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