Dawson's Creek star Joshua Jackson has replaced Jamie Dornan in new series Dr Death.
In August last year, it was announced Dornan had been cast in the lead role of the true-crime adaptation, which is based on the Wondery podcast of the same name and is set to air on Peacock in the US.
However, following schedule clashes due to the coronavirus pandemic, Dornan is no longer available to play the part.
"Due to production delays relating to the coronavirus pandemic, Jamie Dornan… is no longer professionally available to participate in the production," a Peacock spokesperson told TVLine.
Joshua Jackson will now take over the role, with the actor also confirming the news on his Instagram page.
"So excited to finally be able to share the news," he wrote. "I'm joining the incredible cast of #DrDeath. Coming soon-ish on @peacocktv."
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Dr Death tells the true story of Christopher Duntsch, a Texas-based surgeon who was accused of maiming four patients and killing two others. In 2017, Duntsch was convicted of maiming one of his patients and sentenced to life in prison.
Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater and AnnaSophia Robb will also co-star in the series, which is set to begin production this Autumn and air sometime in 2021.
Dr Death will air on Peacock in the US in 2021.
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