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Dr. Death

Drama 2 Seasons • 16 Episodes TV-MA TV Series • 2021

This season of Dr. Death, based on the hit Wondery podcast, follows “Miracle Man” Paolo Macchiarini, a charming surgeon renowned for his innovative operations. When investigative journalist Benita Alexander approaches him for a story, the line between personal and professional begins to blur, changing her life forever. As she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets, a group of doctors halfway across the world make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything about Paolo into question.

Starring: Edgar Ramírez, Mandy Moore, Luke Kirby, Ashley Madekwe, Gustaf Hammarsten
Showrunner / Writer / Executive Producer: Ashley Michel Hoban
Executive Producer: Patrick Macmanus
Executive Producers: Todd Black (Escape Artists), Jason Blumenthal (Escape Artists), Steve Tisch (Escape Artists), Taylor Latham (Escape Artists), Aaron Hart (Wondery), Hernan Lopez (Wondery), Marshall Lewy (Wondery), Linda Gase
Director/Executive Producer: Jennifer Morrison (Episodes 1-4)
Director: Laura Belsey (Episodes 5-8)   

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Dr. Death Episode 2

Like Magic

S2 E1 . 44m
Dr. Paolo Macchiarini performs a breakthrough surgery and starts a relationship with a journalist.

Dr. Death Episode 2

Worth the Risk

S2 E2 . 47m
Macchiarini's surgeries in 2012 and 2013 have disparate outcomes; Paolo and Benita grow closer.

Dr. Death Episode 3

The Horizon

S2 E3 . 47m
In 2012, another Dr. Macchiarini surgery ends tragically; Benita begins suspecting Paolo.

Dr. Death Episode 4

Tarantela Telaraña

S2 E4 . 48m
Doctors in Sweden suspect Macchiarini is experimenting on people; Benita sees through Paolo's lies.

Dr. Death Episode 5


S2 E5 . 46m
Dr. Gamelli tries to keep Macchiarini’s latest patient alive and raises concerns about the surgery.

Dr. Death Episode 6

The Fog

S2 E6 . 49m
Dr. Lasbrey makes a shocking discovery; Benita realizes Paolo’s lies go deeper than she thought.

Dr. Death Episode 7

Compassionate Uses

S2 E7 . 53m
The doctors in Sweden blow the whistle on Paolo but face the consequences; Benita shares her story.

Dr. Death Episode 8

Surgeons, Bachelors and Butchers

S2 E8 . 63m
The doctors defend their findings; Swedish authorities make a decision about Macchiarini's case.

Dr. Death Episode 1


S1 E1 . 44m
Two doctors probe a Dallas neurosurgeon's patients' deaths.

Dr. Death Episode 2

Ain't No Bum

S1 E2 . 47m
Henderson and Kirby try to strip Duntsch's medical license.

Dr. Death Episode 3

Dock Ellis

S1 E3 . 47m
Henderson and Kirby explore the flaws of the medical system.

Dr. Death Episode 4

An Occurrence at Randall Kirby's Sink

S1 E4 . 48m
Duntsch moves to Texas and sets up his private practice.

Dr. Death Episode 5

The $?!& in the Bed

S1 E5 . 46m
Duntsch begins operating; Henderson and Kirby gain an ally.

Dr. Death Episode 6

Occam's Razor

S1 E6 . 49m
Duntsch attempts to fix a bad surgery performed on a friend.

Dr. Death Episode 7

Feet of Clay

S1 E7 . 53m
Duntsch is arrested and tries to mount a defense.

Dr. Death Episode 8

Hardwood Floors

S1 E8 . 63m
Duntsch is forced to confront his victims in court.

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Dr. Death Season 2 premiered on December 21, 2023 exclusively on Peacock.

Dr. Death is a true crime drama anthology series about charming surgeons, their secrets and innocent patients who unfortunately fall victim to their heinous acts. Season 1 was inspired by the true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, an American neurosurgeon. Season 2 will depict the story of convicted surgeon, Paolo Macchiarini.