Will Season Two of Peacock Streaming Series ‘Dr. Death’ Be Set In Michigan?
Warning: Spoilers For Dr. Death on Peacock contained within this article.
For those with the Peacock streaming service, the new Dr. Death miniseries has been a binge-able look inside the story of Texas doctor, Dr. Christopher Duntsch, who maimed or killed numerous patients before finally being sent to prison in 2017. Fans of the show can't seem to get enough and are wondering if a second season is in the cards for Peacock streamers.
Unlike most television series that are virtually guaranteed a second season when the first is a smash, this story is, unfortunately, true, and the season ended with Duntsch's imprisonment. While the network did release a companion documentary series called Dr. Death, the Undoctored Story, it would seem that Duntsch's story has been told.
But the original podcast that the show was based on, the Wondery Podcast Dr. Death, has already completed its second season, and that season focuses on a Michigan doctor.
The podcast tells the story of Michigan doctor Dr. Farid Fata. Fata was arrested in 2013 on charges of prescribing chemotherapy to patients who were either perfectly healthy or whose condition did not warrant chemotherapy, then submitting $34 million in fraudulent charges to Medicare and private health insurance companies over a period of at least six years.
So you would have to imagine that with the success of the first season, producers of the show would once again look to the original source for the show. If so, the show is likely to be set in Michigan and take a look at the patients harmed by Dr. Fata as he defrauded insurance companies out of millions of dollars.