One of the early fall favorites on ABC has to be “The Good Doctor.” It follows Shaun Murphy (played by Freddie Highmore) as a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome who moves from a quiet country life to a major hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues.
Here’s the early trailer from ABC:
The series stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Brown, Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Neal Melendez, Chuku Modu as Dr. Jared Kalu, Beau Garrett as Jessica Preston, Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews and Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman.
The series is from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios. David Shore is writer and executive producer. Daniel Dae Kim, David Kim and Sebastian Lee are also executive producers. Seth Gordon directed the pilot and is also an executive producer.
I loved House, and this show shares some of the same creators. Also, I’ve loved every show I’ve seen with Richard Schiff in it. So there’s that too.
The Good Doctor will air Mondays at 10pm on ABC.
Does this seem like a series you’ll be tuning in for?