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Entertainment The Good Doctor renewed for season 5

12:35  04 may  2021
12:35  04 may  2021 Source:   digitalspy.com

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The Good Doctor will officially return for season five.

Freddie Highmore standing in a kitchen: The Good Doctor season 5 confirmed by ABC. © ABC The Good Doctor season 5 confirmed by ABC.

Freddie Highmore's medical drama – which is network ABC's third most popular title in terms of viewing figures, behind only Grey's Anatomy and Station 19 – was confirmed to be returning in a post on social media.

The show's official account wrote: "We can't wait for what's to come when #TheGoodDoctor returns for another season!"

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Its fourth season is still currently airing, and the next episode 'Dr Ted' sees Shaun Murphy struggling with his role as Lea Dilallo's partner when complications surface with her pregnancy and his medical instincts kick in.

Meanwhile, The Good Doctor producer Daniel Dae Kim revealed last month that the initial plan was for an Asian actor to lead the series, but it went in a different direction when a showrunner was brought onboard.

"I wanted an Asian lead," he explained. "The first time we developed it, it was with an Asian lead. And the second time, when [David] Shore came aboard, we had a conversation about it.

Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas standing in front of a building: Freddie Highmore and Antonia Thomas in The Good Doctor © ABC/Jeff Weddell Freddie Highmore and Antonia Thomas in The Good Doctor

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"When you start working with a showrunner, it has to be a proper meeting of the minds because he's the one that'll be running the show every day. And so he had to have a level of comfort with it.

"I'm not going to say he was the one that wanted a white lead, but I will say that it became less clear to him how an Asian lead would work. And then the studio came in with Freddie Highmore, whom we both absolutely loved. And so it shifted the focus to creating a diverse ensemble."

The Good Doctor season 4 airs on ABC in the US. The show airs on Sky Witness and NOW in the UK.

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