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Joshua Jackson on the set of true crime series Dr. Death in NYC

Joshua Jackson dons a white lab coat as he gets into character on set of his new true crime series Dr. Death in NYC

He was announced as the replacement for 50 Shades Of Gray’s Jamie Dornan in October after scheduling conflicts forced him to leave the project.

And Joshua Jackson looked the part when he was seen Thursday on the set of the upcoming Peacock miniseries Dr. Death in New York City.

The 42-year-old actor was in full costume with a white lab coat for his role as the imprisoned former neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch. 

Joshua Jackson will see you now! The 42-year-old actor donned a white lab coat as he got into character on set of his true crime series Dr. Death on Thursday

Jackson’s lab coat featured Duntsch’s name and position embroidered over the breast pocket, and he wore an unassuming lavender button-up shirt underneath.

He looked ready to visit with patients with his blue-and-white striped tie and black trousers, and he capped off the look with black loafers.

His TV series is an adaptation of the popular podcast of the same name, which aired in 2018.

The majority of Duntsch’s crimes were committed while he worked at various hospitals around Dallas.

Professional attire: Jackson's lab coat featured Duntsch's name and position embroidered over the breast pocket, and he wore an unassuming lavender button-up shirt underneath

Professional attire: Jackson’s lab coat featured Duntsch’s name and position embroidered over the breast pocket, and he wore an unassuming lavender button-up shirt underneath

Business casual: He looked ready to visit with patients with his blue-and-white striped tie and black trousers, and he capped off the look with black loafers

Business casual: He looked ready to visit with patients with his blue-and-white striped tie and black trousers, and he capped off the look with black loafers

The former doctor had had a checkered past in medical school, when he was removed from his residency temporarily over suspicions that he was under the influence of cocaine while operating, though he was later allowed to graduate.

While operating in the Dallas area, his gross malpractice led to the deaths and maiming of 33 patients.

Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater are also featured in the series as neurosurgeon Robert Henderson and vascular surgeon Randall Kirby, respectively.

The two surgeons were both rushed in to repair Duntsch’s failed surgeries, which Kirby described as the work of a ‘crazed maniac.’

In 2017, Duntsch was convicted of maiming on of his patients and sentenced to life inprisonment. 

Chilling: Duntsch was imprisoned for life after being convicted of maiming a patient. He's believed to have killed or maimed 33 people during his operations

Chilling: Duntsch was imprisoned for life after being convicted of maiming a patient. He’s believed to have killed or maimed 33 people during his operations

All-star cast: Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater are also featured in the series as fellow surgeons who had to try to save his patients and later blew the whistle on him

All-star cast: Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater are also featured in the series as fellow surgeons who had to try to save his patients and later blew the whistle on him

Last-minute replacement: Jackson replaced 50 Shades Of Gray star Jamie Dornan in October after he withdrew due to scheduling conflicts

Last-minute replacement: Jackson replaced 50 Shades Of Gray star Jamie Dornan in October after he withdrew due to scheduling conflicts

Jackson appeared to be about to film another take, as he wasn’t wearing a mask or a face shield to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, though a crew member that he conversed with was masked up.

The Dawson’s Creek star’s newest role comes amid a career resurgence that began with his role in an episode of Ava DuVernay’s acclaimed Netflix miniseries When They See Us about the trial of the Central Park Five, a group of five Black teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of the aggravated assault and rape of a white woman who had been jogging in the park in 1989.

The five were exonerated after a man who was already locked up confessed to the crime, and they later settled a lawsuit against New York City for $41 million. 

He followed up the role with a more substantial one in the Hulu miniseries Little Fires Everywhere, which was based on the acclaimed novel of the same name and starred Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

On top again: The Dawson's Creek star has been having a career resurgence with a role in Ava DuVernay's When They See Us and a lead role on Little Fires Everywhere with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington; still from Little Fires Everywhere

On top again: The Dawson’s Creek star has been having a career resurgence with a role in Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us and a lead role on Little Fires Everywhere with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington; still from Little Fires Everywhere

Growing family: In April, his actress wife Jodie Turner-Smith gave birth to their first child, eight-month-old Janie Jackson; seen together in February in London

Growing family: In April, his actress wife Jodie Turner-Smith gave birth to their first child, eight-month-old Janie Jackson; seen together in February in London

In April of last year, Jackson’s wife Jodie Turner-Smith gave birth to their first child, Janie Jackson.

He and the Queen & Slim star have been together since late 2018, and they tied the knot in secret in December 2019.

Prior to his relationship with the actress and model, the Canadian star had a decade-long relationship with German actress Diane Kruger. 

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