Luke Kirby, Ashley Madekwe, and Gustaf Hammarsten are the heart of Dr. Death’s second season. Following the medical malpractice and human experimentation of Italian thoracic surgeon Paolo Macchiarini (played by Édgar Ramírez, the season looks at the people and systems in place that helped him succeed in the deaths of multiple people after they received stem-cell-seeded trachea transplants.
Kirby and Hammarsten play a doctor and lab scientist skeptical of Dr. Macchiarini’s success. Madekwe’s character works closely with the doctor and cannot immediately see the consequences of their actions.
I sat down with the trio to talk about why they joined the project, adding a comedic sensibility to a dark script, and facial hair.
Dr. Death season two premieres on Dec. 21. You can find out more about the series here.