The Good Doctor: 10 Things To Know
Every fall and winter, the biggest networks on TV launch some of their most anticipated new shows, and it is all up the audiences on whether they are hits or not. ABC has built itself one of the best roster of shows, ranging from dramas to comedies to reality shows, but undoubtedly the network’s biggest show for the past decade has been Grey’s Anatomy. Now, ABC is expanding further into medical dramas with their new show The Good Doctor which premieres on Monday, September 25. The Good Doctor has been one of the most promoted new series, and it is already gaining a lot of interest. Here is everything you need to know about the series:
The Good Doctor has actually been in the works for an English television series since 2014 when CBS began developing an American remake of the South Korean drama Good Doctor. The series aired in 2013 in South Korea and only lasted 20 episodes, but it did have strong ratings and was nominated for several awards. After CBS didn’t pick up the American version of the show, it moved to Sony Pictures and in October 2016 ABC committed to a pilot with development from David Shore and Daniel Dae Kim.
9. What’s It About?
The Good Doctor follows the story of a young pediatric surgeon named Shaun Murphy at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital in California. While he is a very talented surgeon, Murphy also has autism and savant syndrome which complicates his professional life as some hospital staff and board members are afraid that Murphy’s lack of communication skills could make him a danger in the operating room. “There’s going to be people who think he doesn’t belong there for a while. He’s going to have to prove himself,” creator David Shore said. “He’s a catalyst for change among the other doctors. His different way of looking at the world will, I think, inspire them.”