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'Dr. Death' trailer shows Joshua Jackson play Christopher Duntsch

Joshua Jackson plays Dr. Christopher Duntsch in the new series Dr. Death. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Joshua Jackson plays Dr. Christopher Duntsch in the new series "Dr. Death." File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

June 15 (UPI) -- Peacock is giving a glimpse of the new series Dr. Death.

The streaming service shared a trailer for the crime drama Tuesday featuring Joshua Jackson as Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a real-life neurosurgeon who was accused of maiming or injuring multiple patients.

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The preview shows surgeons Robert Henderson (Alec Baldwin) and Randall Kirby (Christian Slater) and Dallas prosecutor Michelle Shughart (AnnaSophia Robb) set out to stop Duntsch, who was building a flourishing neurosurgery practice in Dallas when patients started leaving his operating room permanently maimed or dead.

Dr. Death is based on the Wondery podcast of the same name. The eight-episode series explores the motivations behind Duntsch's crimes and the healthcare system that allowed him to keep practicing.

The new series features an all-female directing team of Maggie Kiley, Jennifer Morrison and So Young Kim. Patrick Macmanus serves as showrunner.

Dr. Death premieres July 15 on Peacock.

Jackson is known for playing Pacey Witter on Dawson's Creek and Cole Lockhart on The Affair.

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