Jamie Dornan will play Duntsch, The Wrap reports, while Baldwin assumes the role of neurosurgeon Robert Henderson and Slater takes on that of vascular surgeon Randall Kirby. Both Kirby and Henderson, former colleagues of Duntsch, spoke out against his actions as a surgeon.
Award-winning health writer and former Dallas Morning News reporter Laura Beil did the reporting behind the show. She also narrates each episode.
A Dallas jury sentenced Duntsch to life in prison in February 2017 after he was accused of killing two patients and injuring more than dozen others at hospitals including Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Plano.
Last fall, a billboard advertisement in Plano promoting the Dr. Death podcast was mysteriously covered up. The show's network, Wondery, told us that Clear Channel, the company that manages the billboard, removed the ad because it was "adult content" and couldn't be allowed near a school, church or hospital. The billboard had gone up just a few blocks west of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at Plano, where Dr. Christopher Duntsch had operated on a patient who died.