Dr. Death on Starzplay: Joshua Jackson was not supposed to play the original murderous surgeon

September 14, 2021 by archyde

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Airing on Starplay in France, Dr. Death tells the true story of Christopher Duntsch, a criminal surgeon played by Joshua Jackson. Did you know that another actor was originally chosen?

Well known to series fans, Joshua Jackson is illustrated today in the new series Dr. Death, which looks back on the true story of Christopher Duntsch, a neurosurgeon who behind his perfect appearance, will prove to be a sadistic sociopath.

Broadcasting on Starplay in France, Dr. Death allows the popular actor from Dawson and Fringe to offer a very disturbing and distressing game against Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater, who do their utmost to prevent him from harming more patients.

Dr. Death on Starzplay: What is this drama about a real criminal surgeon played by Joshua Jackson worth?

If Joshua Jackson is excellent in his role, creator Patrick Macmanus had not considered calling the actor in the beginning. It was Jamie Dornan (The Fall) who was originally supposed to play the surgeon but he couldn’t break free, as Joshua Jackson explained to us:

“Jamie Dornan was actually part of the creative team from the start, so he was part of the creation of the show. And it seems to me that after two days of filming, they had to quit because of the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic.

I never spoke directly to Jamie, but from what I understand he has kids still in school and he couldn’t make it to the set in New York when filming resumed in there. fall for their sake. So unfortunately for him but fortunately for me he had to leave the project. So they called me and when I read the script, I immediately said yes. “

Dr. Death is available on Starzplay and airs one episode per week.

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