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ABC Picks Up Medical Drama ‘THE GOOD DOCTOR’ Starring Freddie Highmore

May 11, 2017


ABC has picked up their second Sony TV pilot to series, medical drama THE GOOD DOCTOR from House creator David Shore, who wrote and executive produces.

Starring Freddie Highmore and executive produced by Daniel Das Kim, based on the South Korean formant, the series centers on Shaun Murphy (Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome who relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious 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 life and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues.

Also starring Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Brown, Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Neal Melendez, Chuku Modu as Dr. Jared Kalu, Irene King as Dr. Sarah Chen, 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. Shore writes and executive produces. Kim, David Kim and Sebastian Lee also executive produce. Seth gordon directed the pilot and also executive produces.

Here’s the first official teaser:

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