Just from the name, you can guess that it will be a show about crime or something scary. Well, it is. The US crime drama miniseries Dr. Death is based on a podcast of the same name that was made by Patrick Macmanus for Wondery. Crime books, stories, movies, and TV shows have been around for a long time, but in the last few years, they have exploded into a major cultural trend. At this point, watching crime shows is no longer a guilty pleasure. It has a social cachet that just came to light. People are no longer afraid to admit that they like this type of music.
Since the genre has grown so popular, it has also gotten a lot better. Dr. Death is one of the miniseries that has a story that keeps you interested. Fans seem to want more after seeing one season. Don’t worry, we’ve put together everything you need to know about when Dr. Death Season 2 will come out and what to expect from it.
Dr. Death Season 2 Renewal Status
Fans, that’s right: The second season of “Dr. Death” is coming to your TV soon. When the first season ended on July 15, 2021, all of the episodes were shown in the order they were made. The Peacock Network officially picked up the show for a second season in July 2022, a full year after the end of the first season. The official Peacock Twitter account told its followers about the news by retweeting the relevant part of the Deadline article.
Dr. Death Season 2 Cast
- Joshua Jackson as Christopher Duntsch
- Grace Gummer as Kim Morgan
- Christian Slater as Randall Kirby
- Alec Baldwin as Robert Henderson
- AnnaSophia Robb as Michelle Shughart
- Fred Lehne as Don Duntsch
- Hubert Point-Du Jour as Josh Baker
- Maryann Plunkett as Madeline Beyer
- Grainger Hines as Earl Burke
- Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Geoffrey Skadden
- Dominic Burgess as Jerry Summers
- Molly Griggs as Wendy Young
- Laila Robins as Amy Piel
- Dashiell Eaves as Stan Novak
- Jennifer Kim as Stephanie Wu
- Kelly Kirklyn as Dorothy Burke
- Marceline Hugot as Rose Keller
Dr. Death Season 2 Storyline
The show’s first season has eight episodes, each of which was directed by one of three different people. The title refers to Christopher Duntsch, a neurosurgeon from Texas who was responsible for making a lot of patients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area sick over the course of two years. Because of his strange behavior on the operating table, a few of them even died.
The show tries to show Duntsch as an enthusiastic, narcissistic man who seemed strangely focused on destroying lives. It does this by focusing on how he could keep working without being punished because of personal, institutional, and fundamental disappointments. At the same time, it takes a serious look at the systems that helped a man like this succeed, but that also helped him get caught in the end.
In this way, the show covers a long period of time in order to follow the journey of the executioner doctor. While this is going on, the story follows two other doctors who see the pattern in Duntsch’s past and work hard to make sure he is treated for his attacks on people and the clinical framework itself. It all comes full circle at a preliminary hearing, where he has to face the people and families whose lives he destroyed.
Dr. Death taps into human psychology
Every murderer has a mind that is like a maze, full of confusing thoughts, ideas, and contradictions. Podcasts and TV shows like “Dr. Death” use our and the killer’s psychology to make a complex character that we can relate to. What makes people kill? How does a killer’s mind work? These situations are awful. Still, they come up with great ideas to show us that evil is real and to set the scene. And that evil can come to us in many different ways, even if it looks like a doctor with good intentions.
Both the Peacock series and the podcast of Dr. Death could make you feel like you don’t want to go to the doctor. But you can be sure that most doctors only want what’s best for their patients. Most doctors want you to feel good, unlike crazy, deranged psychopaths who sometimes get away with hurting a lot of people. We should have faith in our doctors. But what occurs when the individuals we should be able to trust with our lives have a loose screw? That’s the basic idea behind this show.
Dr. Death Season 2 Release Date
Paolo Macchiarini will be the main focus of the second season. So, it seems like the fans can be sure that the next season won’t be late and will come out sooner than they thought. If we had to guess, we’d say it would come out between the beginning and middle of 2023. Based on how the dates for the last season worked out, the series will probably start airing around July 2023. Also, we want to stress that all of this is just a guess at this point. So, Peacock will announce and confirm the official release dates in the coming months. Fans should keep an eye out for this.
Where can I watch Dr. Death Season 2?
Since Dr. Death is being made just for Peacock, you will be able to watch both seasons there when they are ready for the public. Depending on where the user is and what membership plan they choose, they may or may not be able to watch the series.
Dr. Death Season 2 Episodes
The second season is said to have 8 episodes that run between 44 and 63 minutes each. The episodes will be available on the streaming platform right away. As of now, the network hasn’t said what the exact episode titles and plot summaries will be. They will be announced closer to the premiere date.