Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Mandy Moore has officially signed on for one of the leading roles in the upcoming second season of Peacock’s true crime anthology drama Dr. Death. She will be joining previously announced lead Edgar Ramirez, who will be this season’s newest antagonist.
This marks Moore’s first major TV project since the acclaimed NBC drama This Is Us ended its six-season run last May. She is set to portray the role of Benita Alexander, an investigative journalist who falls into a whirlwind romance with celebrated surgeon Paolo Macchiarini only to uncover more about him than she could have ever imagined.
Ramirez’s character is being described as a “visionary surgeon whose innovative organ transplants seduced the global medical community. When his fiancé, Benita, and a few suspicious colleagues launch investigations into his botched surgeries, cracks start to appear in Paolo’s charming persona.”
Dr. Death Season 2 will be written and executive produced by showrunner Ashley Michel Hoban. The next installment will feature the “Miracle Man” storyline based on the most recent third season of the podcast.
“In Season 2, Paolo Macchiarini is a charming surgeon, renowned 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. As she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets, a group of doctors halfway across the world makes shocking discoveries of their own that call everything about the ‘Miracle Man’ into question.”
Executive producers are Patrick Macmanus, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Taylor Latham, Aaron Hart, Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy, and Linda Gase. The next installment will be directed by Jennifer Morrison and Laura Belsey.