The Good Doctor renewed for a fourth season at ABC
ABC has officially renewed creator David Shore’s hit medical drama series The Good Doctor for a fourth season which is scheduled to debut in the network’s 2020-2021 broadcast season. Starring Golden Globe nominee Freddie Highmore, the series is currently airing its third season with episode 3.14 titled “Influence” set to make its premiere tonight.
“‘The Good Doctor’ has been a cornerstone on Monday nights and is one of those special heartfelt series that fearlessly tackles inclusivity,” President of ABC Entertainment Karey Burke said (via The Futon Critic). “David Shore’s thoughtful storytelling, combined with an incredible cast led by Freddie Highmore’s nuanced performance as Dr. Shaun Murphy, are what have made this series a breakout hit over the past three seasons, and I’m excited to see where they take us next.”
The Good Doctor centers on Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, who relocates from a quiet country life to join the prestigious St. Bonaventure hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, his only advocate, Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff), challenges the skepticism and prejudices of the hospital’s board and staff when he brings him in to join the team. Shaun will need to work harder than he ever has before, as he navigates his new environment and relationships to prove to his colleagues that his extraordinary medical gifts will save lives.
The cast is led by Golden Globe nominee Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel) as Dr. Shaun Murphy. Joining him are Nicholas Gonzalez as Neil Melendez, Antonia Thomas as Claire Brown, Chuku Modu as Jared Kalu, Beau Garrett as Jessica Preston, Hill Harper as Marcus Andrews, Richard Schiff as Aaron Glassman, Tamlyn Tomita as Allegra Aoki, Will Yun Lee as Alex Park, Fiona Gubelmann as Morgan Reznick, Christina Chang as Audrey Lim and Paige Spara as Lea Dilallo.
The series is based on the hit 2013 South Korean drama series of the same name which starred award-winning actors Joo Won and Moon Chae-Won.The Good Doctor was developed by House creator David Shore, who also serves as the showrunner. It is executive produced by Daniel Dae Kim, Shore, Sebastian Lee and David Kim.