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Jamie Dornan cast as sinister doctor in TV series based on Dr Death podcast

Northern Ireland actor Jamie Dornan (Liam McBurney/PA)
Northern Ireland actor Jamie Dornan (Liam McBurney/PA)
Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan has been cast as a killer surgeon in a new television series titled Dr Death.

The Holywood actor will play Christopher Duntsch, a surgeon from Dallas, Texas who was convicted of gross malpractice after his operations left thirty-one patients seriously injured and two dead.

Dornan (37) will star alongside Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater in the limited drama series which is based on the podcast of the same name.

Deadline reports Dornan’s character as being "young, charismatic and ostensibly brilliant, he was building a flourishing neurosurgery practice when everything suddenly changed".

As his victims piled up, two fellow surgeons (Baldwin and Slater) and a young assistant district attorney set out to stop him.

Dornan is no stranger to sinister roles, having starred as serial killer Paul Spector on BBC's gritty Belfast-based TV show The Fall.

Universal Content Productions (UCP) is reportedly shopping the project to both TV networks and streaming platforms.

The Dr Death podcast is produced by Wondery, the same network behind hit podcast Dirty John, which was adapted for television and went on to be a global Netflix success and has been picked up for a second season.

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