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Jamie DornanAlec Baldwin and Christian Slater are set to star in "Dr. Death," a limited drama series based on the Wondery podcast about a real-life doctor from hell.

"Dr. Death" tells the disturbing true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Dornan), who was a charismatic rising star in the Dallas medical community.  He was building a flourishing neurosurgery practice when patients started ending up maimed or dead.

It's a medical murder mystery as two fellow surgeons set out to stop him.

Baldwin plays Robert Henderson, a methodical neurosurgeon who believes in the system. Slater is vascular surgeon Randall Kirby, who, is brash, impulsive and willing to burn the system to the ground in the name of justice.

Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy's Dr. Death podcast has been heard by more than 50 million people. They will serve as executive producers along with "Happy!" producer Patrick Macmanus.

UCP, who brought us the Emmy-nominated true medical horror story "The Act," is shopping the project to networks and streaming platforms.

They previously handled  two other series based on podcasts, Amazon's "Homecoming," and "Dirty John," which landed at Bravo.

[Via Deadline]