UCP is working on a TV adaptation of Wondery’s hit podcast Dr. Death, which will feature Jamie Dornan (The Fall) in the title role.
Dr. Death is based on the true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a rising star in the Dallas medical community who 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. As victims piled up, two fellow surgeons and a young Assistant District Attorney set out to stop him.
Alec Baldwin will play neurosurgeon Robert Henderson, who believes wholeheartedly both in the system in which he rose through the ranks and that anything worth doing shouldn’t be rushed. Christian Slater will play vascular surgeon Randall Kirby, who, on the other hand, is brash, impulsive and more than willing to burn that system to the ground in the name of justice.
Dr. Death is executive produced by Patrick Macmanus (Happy!) under his overall deal with UCP. Along with Macmanus, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch executive produce via Escape Artists, as well as Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy of Wondery.