SANTA FE — The New Mexico Film Office (NMFO) Wednesday announced a new television series “Dr. Death” has begun production in New Mexico.
The series is produced by Northern Entertainment Productions LLC / UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, and is filming this March in Moriarty and Albuquerque.
“We are thrilled to welcome the television series Dr. Death to New Mexico. This UCP production will be the first to utilize NBCU’s new studio in Albuquerque,” NMFO Director Amber Dodson said..
Dr. Death is directed by Maggie Kiley (Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story, “Riverdale”), So Yong Kim (Lovesong, Grand Army) and Jennifer Morrison (One Of Us Is Lying, Euphoria) and executive produced by Patrick Macmanus (The Girl From Plainville).
The production will star actors Joshua Jackson, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater.
Dr. Death is based on Wondery’s hit podcast, the terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Joshua Jackson), a rising star in the Dallas medical community. Young, charismatic and ostensibly brilliant, Dr. Duntsch was building a flourishing neurosurgery practice when everything suddenly changed.
Patients entered his operating room for complex but routine spinal surgeries and left permanently maimed or dead. As victims piled up, two fellow physicians, neurosurgeon Robert Henderson (Alec Baldwin) and vascular surgeon Randall Kirby (Christian Slater), set out to stop him. Dr. Death explores the twisted mind of Dr. Duntsch and the failures of the system designed to protect the most defenseless among us.
All film and television productions in New Mexico are required to adhere to the state’s operative emergency public health order, associated public health restrictions and COVID Safe Practices. Those restrictions include but are not limited to the adherence to occupancy maximums, the maintaining of a six-foot distance between individuals, wearing masks at all times, daily disinfection, symptom screenings, and more.
The New Mexico Film Office has released Back2One, a catchall set of principles, general recommendations, and resources for film and television productions operating during COVID-19. Back2One recommendations and other COVID Safe Practices can be found at nmfilm.com