Joshua Jackson takes on the role of Dr. Christopher Duntsch in Peacock’s new 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.
Jackson is best known for his role in Dawson’s Creek. He has also appeared in Fringe, When They See Us, The Affair, and Little Fires Everywhere.
The actor has made his mark when it comes to films as well. He starred in Mighty Ducks and D2: The Mighty Ducks. Jackson’s other notable movie credits include Sky, One Week, Shutter, and Inescapable.
I chatted with the actor about bringing this character to life, what message he hopes fans will receive from the series, how the story affected him, what shocked him about the scripts, and much more! Watch my interview below to hear all of his answers.