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Freddie Highmore Medical Drama ‘The Good Doctor’ Picked Up at ABC

Series comes from David Shore (”House“) and Daniel Dae Kim (”Hawaii Five-O“)

Freddie Highmore is checking into “The Good Doctor,” with ABC picking up the medical drama to series today.

The show centers on young surgeon Shaun Murphy (Highmore of “Bates Motel”), who has autism and savant syndrome. He leaves behind a quiet country life to join a renowned hospital’s surgical unit, where he butts heads with his colleagues.

It co-stars Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Brown, Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Neal Melendez, Chuku Modu as Dr. Jared Kalu, Irene Keng as Dr. Sarah Chen, Beau Garrett as Jessica Preston, Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews and Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman.

“Good Doctor” is from David Shore (“House”) and Daniel Dae Kim, and is a co-production between Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios. Daniel Dae Kim, David Kim and Sebastian Lee are also executive producers. Seth Gordon, who directed the pilot, is an executive producer.