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The Good Doctor renewed for second season

The Good Doctor

Story by Jack Foley

HIT US medical drama The Good Doctor has been renewed for a second season.

ABC, the Disney-owned network, has handed out an early season two pick-up for the Freddie Highmore show, which airs on Sky Living in the UK.

Highmore stars as Dr Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome.

The series also stars Antonia Thomas, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chuku Modu, Beau Garrett, Hill Harper, Richard Schiff and Tamlyn Tomita.

Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, commented: “The Good Doctor’s message of inclusiveness resonates with our viewers and is a hallmark of what we aim to accomplish here at ABC.

“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.”

David Shore, the creator of House, serves as writer and executive producer.