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Freddie Highmore Wrote the First Episode for ‘The Good Doctor’ Season 2

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ABC’s hit drama The Good Doctor hasn’t even begun filming its second season yet, but the show is already creating tons of buzz within its fan base.

For starters, it has been confirmed that series star Freddie Highmore will be scrubbing in behind the scenes by penning an episode and directing an episode in the series’ second season. As it turns out, Highmore isn’t just writing any old episode. He has already written the season two premiere episode!

Confirmed by The Good Doctor Writers’ twitter page, Highmore has written the season premiere which is titled Hello.

Thomas L. Moran, an executive producer, and writer for The Good Doctor posted a photo of a finished script to Twitter on Thursday with the caption, “Off to a great start! Very exciting!”

It’s very exciting indeed! The Good Doctor Writers retweeted the photo with confirmation saying, “It’s true! Freddie Highmore has written the first episode of season 2.”

The multi-talented Highmore has stepped behind the camera before. Previously, in addition to starring as Norman Bates, he served as a writer on two episodes and director for another on Bates Motel. This will be his first time working behind-the-scenes on The Good Doctor and fans cannot wait to see what Highmore can do off-screen in addition to his impeccable performances on-screen.

Season 2 is said to focus on Dr. Shaun Murphy’s (Highmore) challenges at the hospital, as well as on his relationship with his love interest (and returning fan favorite character) Lea (played by Paige Spara). While that might be the case, according to Highmore himself, Shaun’s relationship with Dr. Aaron Glassman (played by Richard Schiff) is really the heart of the season two story.

What do you think about Freddie Highmore writing the first episode of The Good Doctor‘s second season? Are you excited for the show to return? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.