This Is Us alumna Mandy Moore is set to co-star in season 2 of Peacock anthology series Dr Death: keep reading to know more on her character!
Moore will co-star opposite Édgar Ramírez in the Peacock anthology’s forthcoming second season, the streamer announced Tuesday.
Season 2 centers on Paolo Macchiarini (Ramírez), a charming surgeon nicknamed “Miracle Man” for his innovative operations.
Peacock has announced that Edgar Ramirez has been cast as the lead in the second season of the anthology series. His previous credits include The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story and The Undoing.
Ramirez will play Paolo Macchiarini, a visionary surgeon whose innovative organ transplants seduced the global medical community. When his fiancée, Benita, and a few suspicious colleagues launch investigations into his botched surgeries, cracks start to appear in Paolo’s charming persona.
About Mandy Moore ‘s character on Dr Death season 2
Moore will play Benita Alexander, an investigative journalist who falls into a whirlwind romance with Paolo, only to realize she’d be uncovering more about him than she would have ever imagined.
“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,” the logline teases.
Ashley Michel Hoban, a producer on Dr. Death‘s first season, will serve as writer, executive producer and showrunner for the eight-episode sophomore run. Series creator Patrick Macmanus is also on board as an EP.
Dr. Death is the second TV project that Moore has lined up after wrapping six seasons as the Pearson matriarch. Earlier this month, she reteamed with This Is Us EPs Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker to develop a Hulu series based on Wondery’s Twin Flames podcast, in which Moore will also star.