Closer to meeting Shaun and Lea’s baby: ‘the Good Doctor’ renews for a season 5
The medical fiction starring Freddie Highmore ensures its future until 2022.
Good news for The Good Doctor fans. The medical fiction starring Freddie Highmore has been renewed for a fifth season on ABC. The alphabet chain, in charge of the broadcast of the series on the other side of the pond, has ensured its future until 2022, since the new installment will be released next fall and will be broadcast until the spring of the following year. The official number of episodes has not yet been confirmed, but we can count that they will be around 20, like the third and fourth installments respectively.
Meanwhile, season 4 of The Good Doctor is currently broadcasting with a plot at its center that is gaining great attention and acceptance from its fans around the world. The future paternity of Shaun (Highmore) and Lea (Paige Spara) has been raised in the last episodes and, after knowing that the baby will be a girl, we will continue to see how the plot evolves in future episodes. The renewal for a season 5 of The Good Doctor could suppose, unless the plots take it another way, that we will meet the daughter of the most brilliant doctor of St. Bonaventure in the next installment.
ABC’s decision to renew the series for a fifth season has not been difficult, since it is currently the third original fiction of the chain that registers the best audience data behind the veteran Grey’s Anatomy and its ‘spin-off’ Station. 19.
In the current installment of The Good Doctor, Shaun Murphy is in his fourth year of residency as a physician at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital and his relationship with Lea is the backbone of the current stage. After knowing that she is pregnant and that both decide to go ahead and have their daughter, the next episode will air on May 10 under the title ‘Dr. Ted ‘will deal with some pregnancy issues and show a Shaun who relies on his instincts as a medical professional to make sure everything goes smoothly.
If there are no changes, Antonia Thomas (Claire Browne), Hill Harper (Marcus Andrews), Richard Schiff (Aaron Glassman), Christina Chang are expected to reprise their roles. (Audrey Lim), Fiona Gubelmann (Morgan Reznick) and Will Yun Lee (Alex Park).