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Grace Gummer and Molly Griggs Set To Star In Peacock Limited Series 'Dr. Death'

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By Adreon Patterson

Mr. Robot star Grace Gummer and Prodigal Son's Molly Griggs have joined the cast of Dr. Death, a limited series for NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming platform.

Gummer and Griggs will costar alongside Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater.

The limited series was first announced in 2016 as a vehicle for Alan Cumming before becoming a part of writer and producer Patrick Macmanus's overall deal with Universal Cable Productions.

The UCP-produced drama will be based on Wondery’s hit podcast of the same name.

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Gummer is set to portray a highly capable, hard-charging registered nurse, Kim Morgan, who is drawn into Dr. Duntsch’s (played by Jamie Dornan) web — both professionally and personally — through his apparent talent and ambition.

Griggs has been set as Duntsch’s girlfriend, Wendy Young, who is the mother of his children as well as the last remaining moral beacon for the man who would become “Dr. Death.”

Gummer and Grigg's role will be primary secondary characters in showing Duntsch's descension from healing doctor to serial killer.

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Based on the podcast of the same name, Dr. Death explored the twisted mind of a sociopath and highlighting the failures of a system designed to protect the most defenseless.

The series' synopsis reads:

It tells the terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Dornan), 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 (Baldwin) and vascular surgeon Randall Kirby (Slater), set out to stop him.

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In the upcoming Peacock series, Dorma will portray Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a rising star in the Dallas medical community. He is described as "young, charismatic and ostensibly brilliant" having built up a successful neurosurgery practice "when everything suddenly changed." People take notice as patients going in for "complex but routine spinal surgeries and left permanently maimed or dead."

Baldwin will play Robert Henderson, a quiet, deliberative and methodical neurosurgeon that believes both in the medical system and patience when it comes to the profession.

Slater will portray vascular surgeon Randall Kirby described as "brash, impulsive and more than willing to burn that system to the ground" with a pension for justice.

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Production begins in the spring on Dr. Death, which will be written and executive produced by Macmanus, showrunner of the SYFY series Happy!

Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch also executive produce via Escape Artists, as well as Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy of Wondery.

A Very English Scandal and The Queen director Stephen Frears will direct two episodes of the upcoming limited series.

A release date for the upcoming limited series ins still unknown with Peacock will officially premiere in July of this year.

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