Medical drama series The Good Doctor – which airs on this side of the pond on Sky Living – has been renewed for a second season by U.S. broadcaster ABC. No word on the size of the episode order for season two, which will air as part of the 2018-2019 season.
“’The Good Doctor’’s message of inclusiveness resonates with our viewers and is a hallmark of what we aim to accomplish here at ABC,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. “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.”
The Good Doctor follows Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit. The drama series, which hails from House creator David Shore and Hawaii Five-0‘s Daniel Dae Kim, is produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios and stars Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chuku Modu, Beau Garrett, Hill Harper, Richard Schiff and Tamlyn Tomita.
The Good Doctor is the first of Sky Living’s imports, thus far, to earn a renewal for the 2018-2019 season. (9-1-1 had already been renewed for season two by the time Sky Living acquired it from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution). Two acquisitions, Scandal and Nashville, are coming to a close this year; while a number of shows – including Criminal Minds, Blindspot, Law & Order: True Crime, Madam Secretary and How To Get Away With Murder – remain in limbo.