Peacock Releases Trailer for Season 2 of Edgar Ramírez Series “Dr. Death”

Death still becomes Edgar Ramírez

Peacock has released the official teaser and premiere date for Season 2 of Dr. Death starring the 46-year-old Venezuelan actor and Mandy Moore.

Edgar Ramírez, Dr. DeathAll eight episodes will drop on Thursday, December 21 on the streamer.

Season 2 is based on the “Miracle Man” season of the Wondery podcast. It follows Paolo Macchiarini (Ramírez), a superstar celebrity surgeon who ascended to global fame after performing the world’s first synthetic organ transplant. When investigative journalist Benita Alexander (Moore) 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 make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything about Paolo into question.

Other cast members include Luke Kirby, Ashley Madekwe and Gustaf Hammarsten.

“The joy of an anthology series is the freedom to explore variations on a theme,” said Ashley Michel HobanDr. Death showrunner, EP and writer. “Dr. Death is a show about systemic failures, and this season, these issues reach a global scale. Amid complex narratives, we’ve been fortunate to delve deeply into a story that, while entirely unique, remains surprisingly familiar, as it taps into a truly universal part of the human condition: illness. Even putting aside any recent global pandemics, we all know what it’s like to feel sick. It renders us vulnerable, small, in desperate need of help. A doctor we can trust.”

“This pursuit of trust and truth is what ties our two stories together this season,” Hoban continued. “Two stories that, on the surface, may not seem to have much else in common: Doctors in Sweden on the verge of a breakthrough. A journalist in New York falling in love. However, both revolve around individuals made to feel small. They’re about people standing up to something bigger, for something bigger, and how their seemingly small choices ripple out into the world to give power and voice to those who have been made to feel powerless and silenced.”

Jennifer Morrison directed episodes 1-4, while Laura Belsey helmed episodes 5-8.

Dr. Death is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group.

The streamer will also release a companion documentary called Dr. Death: Cutthroat Conman, about the rise and fall of Macchiarini, on Thursday, December 21. It’s from Maxine Productions (a part of Sony Pictures Television), and Universal Television Alternative Studio and chronicles how the surgeon was exposed as an international con man whose web of lies extended decades.

Edgar Ramirez to Star on Season Two of Peacock’s Anthology Series “Dr. Death”

Death becomes Edgar Ramirez.

The 45-year-old Venezuelan actor will star in Peacock’s Dr. Death for the anthology series’ second season.

Edgar RamirezThe Emmy-nominee will portray Paolo Macchiarini, the focus of Season 2 which is based on the third season of the Wondery podcast of the same name. Macchiarini is a visionary surgeon whose innovative organ transplants seduced the global medical community. When his fiancé, Benita Alexander, and a few suspicious colleagues launch investigations into his botched surgeries, cracks start to appear in Paolo’s charming persona. As Benita 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 him into question.

Season 2 hails from showrunner, writer, and executive producer Ashley Michel Hoban. Patrick Macmanus, who served as showrunner, writer, and EP of the show’s freshman season, will executive produce Season 2 via his Littleton Road Productions banner, under his overall deal with UCP.

Jennifer Morrison and Laura Belsey will split directing duties. Morrison is set to direct episodes one to four; Belsey will direct 5-8.

Ramirez most recently portrayed Detective Joe Mendoza in the HBO miniseries The Undoing alongside Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. He will lead the Netflix drama series Florida Man in the role of Mike Valentine.

He’s most notably known for his portrayal of Gianni Versace in Ryan Murphy’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, which earned Ramirez an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series. He was also nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of the titular character in the miniseries Carlos in 2011.