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See How the Cast of Dr. Death Compares to the Real-Life Characters in the Chilling True Story

Robb did consult extensively with Shughart, the Dallas County Assistant District Attorney who led the prosecution against Duntsch. 

In a July 15 bonus episode of the Dr. Death podcast featuring a chat between the two, Robb asked Shughart if she ever guessed that the case would get so much attention. “I didn’t expect it at all,” the attorney said. She did think, however, that people might think her office was crazy for going after Duntsch, criminal charges involving medical malpractice being extremely rare, especially in Texas.

“I was actually shocked that they filmed the entire trial…and it just went beyond,” Shughart said.

Robb told E! News, “I almost prefer playing real people, just because I love the collaboration of getting to be able to meet with them and hear their opinion and their voice…It’s a big honor and, I don’t know, it’s almost an extra challenge.”

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