Our favorite TV Mom is back. Mandy Moore has just signed on to star in Peacock’s critically acclaimed anthology series “Dr. Death”. She will also be joining her is her “This is Us” costar Jennifer Morrison. The show is based on based on the first season of the hit Wondery podcast, explored the psyche of disgraced Texas Neurosurgeon, Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Joshua Jackson). He maimed or killed 33 out of 38 patients over his career. The series was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Limited Series and named one of the top shows of 2021 by Entertainment Weekly, NPR and more. DR. DEATH is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Moore will be playing as Benita Alexander, an investigative journalist who falls in love with an accomplished surgeon, Paolo Macchiarini (Edgar Ramirez). But as their relationship progresses, Benita discovers things about Paolo that are beyond comprehension.
The official description for this season per Peacock’s release: “This season will feature the ‘Miracle Man’ storyline based on the most recent third season of the Dr. Death podcast. Paolo Macchiarini is a charming surgeon, renowned for his innovative operations that earn him the nickname ‘Miracle Man.’ When investigative journalist Benita Alexander 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 the ‘Miracle Man’ into question.”
Morrison is working behind-the-scenes as a director for Episodes 1-4 . Both actresses took to Instagram to celebrate the news. “Reunited and it feels so good! So thrilled to be working the incomparable @mandymooremm on the #doctordeath anthology series,” Morrison posted, while Moore wrote, “Secret’s out! I wasn’t expecting to head back to work so soon but I couldn’t say no to Dr. Death and the chance to work with @edgarramirez25 and my friend @jennifermorrison to tell this story.”
What Other Upcoming Projects Does Moore Have?
Moore reteamed with This Is Us EPs Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker and New Girl‘s Rebecca Addelman to develop a Hulu series based on Wondery’s Twin Flames podcast, in which Moore will also star. She will star in the project, which tells the true story of two women who become heavily wrapped up in the online teachings of a couple who espouse the idea that everyone has a soulmate — or a “twin flame” — and that absolutely nothing should get in the way of twin flames uniting. Addelman will write and executive-produce.
She will also be developing a potential series with her production company, Roll With The Punches Productions, which has a multi-year production overall deal with 20th Television, to develop and produce series projects for the studio, including another project, which is an adaptation of The Cut/ New York Magazine article “My Mom Has No Friends”.
Moore, who is mom to Gus, 20 months, and Ozzie, born last month is a super mom. Balancing two children can’t be easy but she manages it just fine with ease while still being a rockstar with her career. We can’t wait what else she has in store for us and to watch these shows. Stay tuned for more upcoming news on this.