AnnaSophia Robb stars as the empowering Michelle Shughart in the new Peacock Original series Dr. Death. Based on Wondery’s hit podcast of the same title, which has over 50 million listeners to date, the show will also tell the horrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch. Dr. Death begins streaming on Thursday, July 15.
Based on Wondery’s hit podcast, DR. DEATH is inspired by the terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Joshua 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 (Alec Baldwin) and vascular surgeon Randall Kirby (Christian Slater), as well as Dallas prosecutor Michelle Shughart (AnnaSophia Robb), 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.
Throughout her career, Robb has portrayed a diverse array of memorable characters in both film and television. Many recognize her for the role of Carrie Bradshaw from The Carrie Diaries. Other notable television credits include The Act, Little Fires Everywhere, The Expecting, and Mercy Street.
The actress has also starred in Lansky, Words on Bathroom Walls, Down a Dark Hall, Freak Show, Soul Surfer, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sleepwalking, The Space Between, Race to Witch Mountain, Jumper, Because of Winn-Dixie, Spy School, Bridge to Terabithia, Samantha: An American Girl Holiday, and The Way, Way Back.
Robb and I spoke about bringing true stories to life on screen, what attracted her to the role, strong female characters like Michelle, and more. Watch my interview below to hear what she shared!