Just days after ABC announced that the series The Good Doctor was officially given the green light, the network premiered the first official trailer during upfront presentations on Tuesday. This series looks AWESOME!
The Good Doctor is a co-production between Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios. Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel) stars as Shaun Murphy, 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 lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues. The series also stars Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Brown, Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Neal Melendez, Chuku Modu as Dr. Jared Kalu, Irene Keng as Dr. Sarah Chen, Beau Garrett as Jessica Preston, Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews and Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman.
David Shore (creator of House) is signed on as writer and executive producer along with Lost and Hawaii Five-O star Daniel Dae Kim also executive producing. In addition to Shore and Kim, David Kim and Sebastian Lee are also executive producers. Seth Gordon, who directed the pilot, is also on as an executive producer.
We are SUPER excited about this one! Highmore has proved his acting range by mastering the role of Norman Bates on Bates Motel. We have no doubt that he will continue to produce stand-out performances on this series as well. Another notable cast member is Richard Schiff who we loved as Toby on West Wing. These two together, combined with the writing genius of David Shore, are sure to be an unstoppable dramatic force to be reckoned with.
Check out the first official trailer for The Good Doctor below and let us know what you think of the series in the comment section below.
Will you be tuning in?