When is Dr. Death season 2 coming to Peacock?

DR. DEATH -- Episode 201 “Like Magic” — Pictured: (L-R) Edgar Ramírez as Paolo, Mandy Moore as Benita -- (Photo by: Peacock)
DR. DEATH -- Episode 201 “Like Magic” — Pictured: (L-R) Edgar Ramírez as Paolo, Mandy Moore as Benita -- (Photo by: Peacock) /

Dr. Death is coming back for a second season on Peacock and here’s when you can enjoy the new year of the crime anthology!

The series was a notable Peacock original telling the true story of Christoper Dunstch (Joshua Jackson), a Dallas surgeon. Dunstch fancied himself as a top-notch surgeon going for daring operations. Sadly, he vastly overestimated his skills. His surgeries varied from simply unnecessary to a flat-out botching that left over thirty patients injured from instruments left in their bodies to accidentally cutting a woman’s vocal cords.

Worse was an attempt by his bosses to cover up his actions before an investigation finally uncovered it and Duntsch was convicted of maiming a patient. He’s currently serving a life sentence. Now, season 2 of Dr. Death tells of another bizarre true-life doctor tale.

What is Dr. Death season 2 about?

Dr. Death‘s second season centers on Paolo Macchiarini, a charming neurosurgeon known for his cutting-edge operations. Journalist Benita Alexander does a story on Macchiarini. At first she’s wowed by him, but the further she digs, she soon discovers that the man’s practices may not be as golden as they seem. While the real-life story is wild enough, the series promises to play it more dramatically as a mystery of Alexander realizing this supposed golden boy of surgery is really a con man.

Edgar Ramirez (American Crime Story) plays Macchiarini with Mandy Moore (This Is Us) as Benita. The cast also includes Luke Kirby, Ashley Madekwe and Gustaf Hammarsten.

Per TV Line, all eight episodes of season 2 will premiere on Thursday, Dec. 21 on Peacock. With a good cast and another intriguing real-life medical crime tale, the show’s second run appears to be a top binge this December on streaming.

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