Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join the prestigious St. Bonaventure hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, 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. Shaun will need to work harder than he ever has before, as he navigates his new environment and relationships to prove to his colleagues that his extraordinary medical gifts will save lives.
The freshman drama is the first recurring TV role for 26-year-old leading man Freddie Highmore since he wrapped up work on his Psychoprequel Bates Motel last year.
The Good Doctor ended its first season with Dr. Glassman finding out there is a chance for him to beat his brain tumour, but his and Shaun’s jobs at the hospital are in very serious jeopardy. The feel-good medical drama was an immediate hit for ABC last fall and easily scored a sophomore season to allow viewers to get to know the autistic and brilliant Dr. Shaun Murphy even better. Over the course of the first 18 episodes, fans not only got to see how Shaun became a surgical resident, but how the team at the hospital became a sort of family, if still a dysfunctional one.
“This series has broken records in the competitive television landscape. And is thrilled to announce that Dr. Shaun Murphy will be back for another season.”
The Good Doctor Season 2 premieres Monday, September 24 at 10 PM ET on ABC.