ABC has given a renewal to their highest rated freshman show of the last 13 years, The Good Doctor starring Freddie Highmore.
The Good Doctor follows Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), 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. 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.
“The Good Doctor’s message of inclusiveness resonates with our viewers and is a hallmark of what we aim to accomplish here at ABC,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in announcing the renewal. “This series has quickly joined the zeitgeist and broken records in the competitive television landscape. We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Shaun Murphy will be back for another season.”
The show was created David Shore based on a Korean format. Shore is showrunner and executive produces along with Daniel Dae Kim, David Kim and Sebastian Lee. Seth Gordon directed the pilot and is also an executive producer.