Peacock renews ‘Dr Death’ & ‘Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip’

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NBCUniversal streamer Peacock has renewed true crime drama Dr Death for a second season and reality series The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip for a third outing.

The anthology series, Dr Death, based on the Wondery podcast of the same name, will return with showrunner, writer and executive producer Ashley Michel Hoban at the helm. Season one showrunner Patrick Macmanus will meanwhile exec produce, via his Littleton Road Productions banner, under his overall deal with UCP.

The second season explores the story of Paolo Macchiarini, a charming surgeon, renowned for his innovative operations that earn him the nickname “Miracle Man.” When investigative journalist Benita Alexander approaches him for a story, the line between personal and professional begins to blur, changing her life forever.

As she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets, a group of doctors halfway across the world make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything about the “Miracle Man” into question.

“The first season of Dr Death blew us away as we dove into the terrifying, twisted mind of Dr. Christopher Duntsch and the team who set out to stop him,” said Lisa Katz, president of scripted content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.

“The new installment of this highly-addictive anthology series explores a globe-trotting surgeon who seduces the medical world, and we know we’re in expert hands with our partners at Wondery, UCP, Patrick Macmanus and new season EP/showrunner Ashley Michel Hoban.”

Peacock is also bringing back The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip for a third season.

The Shed Media-produced series brings together fan-favourite participants from across the various US-based shows of the Real Housewives franchise, with this season seeing the group jet off to Thailand.

Candiace Dillard Bassett, Gizelle Bryant, Alexia Echevarria, Heather Gay, Leah McSweeney, Marysol Patton, Whitney Rose and Porsha Williams are all confirmed to be taking part, with a premiere date yet to be announced. Lisa Shannon, Dan Peirson, Darren Ward, John Paparazzo, Glenda Cox and Andy Cohen will exec produce.

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