Joshua Jackson: Instead of Jamie Dornan he plays the lead role in "Dr. Death"

Joshua Jackson has landed a new job: He plays the lead role in the series "Dr. Death", replacing Jamie Dornan.

Joshua Jackson (42, "The Affair") takes on the leading role of Dr. Christopher Duntsch in the new series "Dr. Death", replacing Jamie Dornan (38). The "Fifty Shades of Gray" star was originally intended to be the lead actor in the production of the US streaming service Peacock. But because of the ongoing corona pandemic, the shooting was put on hold and postponed, which, according to "Entertainment Weekly", meant that it no longer fit into Dornan's schedule.

NBCUniversal, whose subsidiary is Peacock, was forced to fill the role and has now announced that Joshua Jackson has taken on the role of the unscrupulous surgeon Dr. Duntsch will hatch. Jackson is known from the series "Dawson's Creek" and "Fringe – Borderline Cases of the FBI" as well as "The Affair" and "Little Fires Everywhere".

"Dr. Death": Alec Baldwin is also part of the cast

The series, based on the podcast of the same name, tells the true story of the charismatic young surgeon Dr. Christopher Duntsch, whose patients suffered from serious and sometimes fatal complications after operations. Duntsch is an aspiring young doctor on the show who is becoming a sociopathic death doctor. As the numbers of his victims pile up, neurosurgeon Robert Henderson and vascular surgeon Randall Kirby set about stopping their colleagues. Alec Baldwin (62) and Christian Slater (51) slip into these roles.

It is not yet known when production will start shooting. Many series and networks are currently struggling with delays due to the corona pandemic.