Dr. Death - Hubert Point-Du Jour & Maryann Plunkett Joins Cast By Elvis (October 27, 2020, 7:45 pm)
Hubert Point-Du Jour (The Good Lord Bird) and Maryann Plunkett (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood) have joined the cast of Peacock’s limited series Dr. Death, starring Joshua Jackson, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater, from UCP.
Point-Du Jour will play the O.R. nurse at Dallas Medical Center who first brings Duntsch’s (Jackson) disastrous surgical misadventures to the attention of Henderson (Baldwin) and Kirby (Christian Slater).
Plunkett portrays a patient whose botched surgery became the foundation of the criminal case against Duntsch (Jackson).
Written by Patrick Macmanus, who serves as showrunner, Dr. Death is based on the terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Jackson), a rising star in the Dallas medical community. Young, charismatic and ostensibly brilliant, Dr. Duntsch 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 physicians, neurosurgeon Robert Henderson (Baldwin) and vascular surgeon Randall Kirby (Slater) set out to stop him. Dr. Death explores the twisted mind of Dr. Duntsch and the failures of the system designed to protect the most defenseless among us.