Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater Cast in 'Dr. Death' Series Based on Podcast - NBC Connecticut

Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater Cast in 'Dr. Death' Series Based on Podcast

The series is based on Wondery's hit podcast "Dr. Death," which has been listened to by over 50 million people

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    In this February 4, 2019, file photo, Jamie Dornan attends a Q&A screening of "A Private War" at Odeon Leicester Square in London.

    Major casting news: Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater are set to star in UCP's TV adaptation of Wondery's hit podcast "Dr. Death."

    The project, which will be a limited series and is currently being shopped by UCP, is based on the terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, who will be played by Dornan.

    The character is described as young, charismatic and ostensibly brilliant, a man who was building a flourishing neurosurgery practice when everything suddenly changed when patients were left dead. The series will explore the "twisted mind of a sociopath and the gross negligence of the system designed to protect the most defenseless among us," according to the announcement, released on Friday.

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    Baldwin will play neurosurgeon Robert Henderson in the series, while Slater is set to play vascular surgeon Randall Kirby.

    The series is executive produced by Patrick Macmanus, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch, as well as Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy of Wondery. The series is based on Wondery's hit podcast "Dr. Death," which has been listened to by over 50 million people.