The highly anticipated Peacock series adaptation of the critically popular Wondery podcast, Dr. Death, premiered on July 15, 2021. The renewal for a second season came just one year after that. In the first season, the horrific true story of Christopher Duntsch—a neurosurgeon from Texas whose negligence caused lifelong disabilities and the deaths of two patients—was revealed. Grace Gummer, Christian Slater, and Alec Baldwin were part of the ensemble cast that included Joshua Jackson, who played the titular Dr. Death. Michelle Shughart, played by AnnaSophia Robb, was an intrepid assistant district attorney whose goal it was to stop Duntsch from carrying out his disastrous plans. Moving on to Season 2, Dr. Death jumps into the most recent third season of the podcast. The storyline of this edition centers on Paolo Macchiarini, better known by his stage name, the “Miracle Man.” The audience is in for quite a roller coaster ride this season. Read on for additional information, including release date, cast, and a sneak peak at the story.

Dr. Death Season 2 Cast & Characters Explained:

Edgar Ramirez as Paolo “Miracle Man” Macchiarini

Edgar Ramirez steps into the spotlight, portraying the central character of Paolo Macchiarini, also known as the “Miracle Man.” Nominated for two Emmys, Ramirez brings his acclaimed talent to the role, having previously showcased his skills in notable works like the miniseries Carlos and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. His cinematic journey includes memorable performances in films such as The Bourne Ultimatum, Domino, and Zero Dark Thirty. Prepare for a riveting portrayal of the charismatic yet mysterious surgeon.

Mandy Moore as Benita Alexander

Former pop sensation and This is Us alum Mandy Moore takes on the role of Benita Alexander, an investigative journalist entangled with the elusive Dr. Macchiarini. Get ready to witness Moore’s compelling performance as she navigates the complex dynamics of her character’s entanglement with the slippery doctor.


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Luke Kirby as a Cardiovascular Surgeon in Sweden

Joining the cast is Luke Kirby, set to play an important role as a cardiovascular surgeon based in a world-class hospital in Sweden. Kirby’s character faces intense pressure as he voices doubts about Dr. Macchiarini’s groundbreaking surgeries. Recognized for his Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Lenny Bruce in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and his supporting role in the Gossip Girl reboot, Kirby adds depth to the narrative with his nuanced performance. Prepare for a character torn between professional skepticism and the enigmatic world of Macchiarini’s surgeries.

Two doctors on Macchiarini’s team will be played by Ashley Madekwe and Gustaf Hammarsten. Dr. Ana Lasbrey, played by Madekwe, is called “a doctor at the institute.” In order to move up quickly in her stem cell research job, she joins Macchiarini’s team. On the other hand, Dr. Svensson from Hammarsten is “both a family man and a researcher.” When warning bells start to go off, he is managing Macchiarini’s tests on lab rats.

Dr. Death Season 2 Release date

Dr. Death Season 2 is set to release on December 21, 2023. 


Dr. Death Season 2 tells the story of Paolo Macchiarini, the mysterious “Miracle Man” who is at the center of the third season of the show. Macchiarini, who is famous for his groundbreaking surgical techniques, also comes across as an endearing and gifted surgeon, whose aura of secrecy captures the public’s imagination. Everyone in town is talking about his revolutionary techniques, which sets the stage for a journey into the shadowy side of medicine.

When Benita Alexander, an investigative journalist, enters Macchiarini’s mysterious world, drawn by his inventive tactics, the plot thickens. A tangled web of mystery and tension is unfurled as their paths intertwine. Benita embarks on a dangerous quest to learn more about the “Miracle Man,” but as she does so, she uncovers truths that go beyond medical breakthroughs. At the same time, across the world, a team of doctors who had been intimately associated with Macchiarini discover the terrible reality of his acts, which causes them to lose faith in the revered surgeon.

Where to watch Dr. Death Season 2?

The second season of Dr. Death will be available as a Peacock Original on Peacock’s streaming service. In the meanwhile, you can watch all eight episodes of Dr. Death Season 1 on Peacock.

Episodes Listing:

Currently, we do not have information regarding the episodes.

Watch the trailer here

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