Fresh off their performances in big shows for rival companies, Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) and David Harbour (Stranger Things) have signed on to star in My Dentist’s Murder Trial, a true crime limited series in development at HBO.
The series will be inspired by James Lasdun‘s 2017 New Yorker article ‘My Dentist’s Murder Trial: Adultery, false identities, and a lethal sedation’ and will see Pascal portray Dr. Gilberto Nunez, who was indicted for the murder of Thomas Kolman, his close friend.
The real-life Nunez, who had an affair with Kolman’s wife, would eventually be found not guilty of murdering his friend. Despite that, the former dentist was still sentenced to prison for fraud charges after impersonating a CIA agent. So there’s plenty of wild twists for the show to draw from, though it currently remains unknown how closely the show will follow the original article.
It’s not confirmed that Harbour will play Kolman, it’s possible he’ll portray a law enforcement agent tasked with solving the mystery. Steve Conrad (Wonder, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) will pen the script for the series. He’s also currently writing Game of Thrones prequel series Tales of Dunk and Egg.
This will be Pascal’s second high-profile collaboration with HBO, as he’s also onboard to star in the upcoming, highly anticipated series adaptation of classic video game The Last Of Us. Harbour has done a lot of voice work recently, but his next on-screen project will be upcoming Christmas action comedy Violent Night.
My Dentist’s Murder Trial should be able to hook viewers with that juicy title alone. It’s currently in early development so no release date has been set.