Seven is screening the new US drama series The Good Doctor later this month. Freddie Highmore stars as Shaun Murphy, a gifted, young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome. Shaun relocates from a quiet country life when he is recruited to join the paediatric surgical unit at the prestigious San Jose St Bonaventure Hospital.
David Shore (House) is the writer and executive producer of the series, which is based on the 2013 Korean format of the same name. Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-O, Lost), David Kim and Sebastian Lee are also executive producers. Seth Gordon directed the pilot and is also an executive producer. The series is produced by Shore Z Productions and 3 AD in association with Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.
Seven’s director of programming Angus Ross said: “The Good Doctor is deservedly the biggest drama of the new US season. It is a hopeful, feelgood and triumphant medical drama that feels right in the sweet spot for Seven’s traditional drama audience.”
Seven has not released a date yet, other than “later this month”.