Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Mandy Moore has officially signed on to star in the upcoming second season of Peacock’s true crime anthology drama Dr. Death. She joins the previously announced leader Edgar Ramirez, who will be this season’s newest antagonist.
This marks Moore’s first major television project since the acclaimed NBC drama This is us ended its six-season run last May. She will portray the role of Benita Alexander, an investigative journalist who falls into a whirlwind romance with renowned surgeon Paolo Macchiarini only to discover more about him than she could have ever imagined.
Ramirez’s character is described as a “visionary surgeon whose innovative organ transplants captivated the global medical community. When his fiancee, Benita, and a few suspicious colleagues launch investigations into his botched operations, cracks begin to appear in Paolo’s charming persona.”
Dr. Death Season 2 will be written and executive produced by showrunner Ashley Michel Hoban. The next edition will feature the “Miracle Man” storyline based on the recent third season of the podcast.
“In season 2, Paolo Macchiarini is a charming surgeon, known for his innovative operations that earn him the nickname ‘Miracle Man,'” reads the synopsis. “When investigative journalist Benita Alexander approaches him for a story, the line between personal and professional begins to blur, changing her life forever. When she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets, a group of doctors halfway across the world make their own shocking discoveries that call into question everything about the ‘Miracle Man’.
Executive producers are Patrick Macmanus, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Taylor Latham, Aaron Hart, Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy and Linda Gase. The next part will be directed by Jennifer Morrison and Laura Belsey.