Watch Dr. Death Season 1 tonight: July 15, 2021

DR. DEATH -- Pictured: "Dr. Death" Key Art -- (Photo by: Peacock)
DR. DEATH -- Pictured: "Dr. Death" Key Art -- (Photo by: Peacock) /

We’re used to medical dramas being romantic, uplifting, and sometimes heartbreaking, but usually, they’re not about true crime nor do they typically fit comfortably in the thriller genre. Peacock’s upcoming show Dr. Death is about to change all of that. Read on to find out more about the Dr. Death release date and time.

The upcoming series, based on the podcast of the same name, is a fictional retelling of  Christopher Duntsch, a Texas surgeon who was convicted of gross malpractice. Throughout his reign of surgical terror, Duntsch seriously maimed and injured 31 patients and at least two died on his operating table.

The real Duntsch is currently imprisoned with a sentence of life imprisonment. His earliest chance at parole won’t be until 2045, but you can trust he’ll never be allowed near a scalpel again. If you don’t want to miss a single second of the medical thriller, keep reading for all the details you’ll need to watch the series tonight.

As a heads up, while Peacock does offer a free tier, you will need to subscribe to the service if you wish to watch the show. Many of their shows and films are offered free, but to unlock more exclusive content and originals, you need to pay for either Peacock Premium, the ad-supported tier for $4.99/month or Peacock Premium Plus, which lets you watch everything ad-free, for $9.99/month.

Dr. Death synopsis

From Peacock:

"Based on Wondery’s hit podcast, DR. DEATH is inspired by the terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Joshua Jackson), 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 (Alec Baldwin) and vascular surgeon Randall Kirby (Christian Slater), as well as Dallas prosecutor Michelle Shughart (AnnaSophia Robb), set out to stop him. DR. DEATH explores the twisted mind of Dr. Duntsch and the failures of the system designed to protect the most defenseless among us."

Dr. Death release date

Dr. Death Season 1 will release later tonight on Peacock TV, the entire first season will be drop at the same time.

Dr. Death release time

Peacock series generally arrive at 12:00 a.m. ET the morning of the release date, which means you should be able to start watching Dr. Death at midnight tonight.

Dr. Death cast

Joshua Jackson stars as the dark and twisted Dr. Duntsch and is joined by Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, Grace Gummer, Molly Griggs, AnnaSophia Robb, and Dominic Burgess.

Dr. Death episode count

The first season of the show has eight episodes in total.

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