‘The Good Doctor' season 3: Release date, plot, cast, and everything you need to know about the medical drama

‘The Good Doctor' season 3: Release date, plot, cast, and everything you need to know about the medical drama

ABC's medical-drama series 'The Good Doctor' follows the young surgeon Shaun Murphy, who is autistic with savant syndrome. He uses his unique gift of near photographic memory to save the lives of people who walk in the doors of a fictional hospital, St. Bonaventure. The show is based on a popular Korean series of the same name. 

The first season of 'The Good Doctor' premiered on September 25, 2017, on ABC network with 18 episodes, which were very well received and highly rated. Following the success of the first season, the show had been renewed for a second season which premiered on September 28, 2018. In February 2019, ABC announced that the show has been picked up for a third season and will premiere in September 2019.

Release date

Season 3 of 'The Good Doctor' is scheduled to premiere on September 23, 2019. 


ABC's popular medical drama, 'The Good Doctor' follows the life of Shaun Murphy (played by Freddie Highmore) who is autistic and has savant syndrome. In order to pursue his dream of becoming a surgeon, he relocates from his small country town to the big city to join the prestigious St. Bonaventure Hospital as the resident surgeon. The first season focused on Shaun's unique gift of using his photographic memory to save lives and his complex relationship with his co-workers, all while fighting to find his place in the hospital and being accepted by his peers. This season also gave us glimpses from Shaun's troubled childhood. 


Season 2 dug deeper into Shaun's complex life and his relationships. Shaun also has to fight for his place in the residency program of the hospital, as the new chief of surgery Dr. Han (played by Daniel Kim) expresses that Shaun's poor bedside manners come in the way of his becoming a good surgeon. This season comes to an end with Shaun getting his place back in the residency program. The season also ends with Shaun asking out his former coworker Carly (played by Jasika Nicole). 

We can expect to see more of Shaun's love life in season 3 apart from his usual hospital struggles. David Shore, the writer of the series says, "I think next season, that's going to be a lot of what we're looking at — [Shaun's] social life and him growing as a man who wants to be loved. I want to fully explore all the aspects of that and all those landmarks along the way."



Freddie Highmore

Actor Freddie Highmore of The Good Doctor attends during 2018 Disney, ABC, Freeform Upfront at Tavern On The Green on May 15, 2018 in New York City.

Actor Freddie Highmore plays the role of the autistic surgeon Dr. Shaun Murphy, around who the show revolves. Highmore received rave reviews for his performance of Dr. Shaun Murphy's role. He is also known for his role in 'Bates Motel'  and 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.

The remaining cast includes Antonia Thomas as surgical resident Dr Claire Browne, Nicholas Gonzalez as attending surgeon Dr Neil Melendez, Hill Harper as Dr Marcus Andrews, a hospital board member and head of the surgical department, Tamlyn Tomita as Allegra Aoki, hospital chairman and vice president, and Richard Schiff as Dr Aaron Glassman, Shaun's surrogate father, as well as a surgeon and former hospital president.



The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios. David Shore is the writer and executive producer. Shore is a critically acclaimed Canadian Television writer, who is well known for creating shows like 'House M.D.', 'Battle Creek' and 'Sneaky Pete'.

Producer David Shore attends The Paley Center For Media's 35th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles "The Good Doctor" at Dolby Theatre on March 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

Daniel Dae Kim, David Kim, Erin Gunn, Sebastian Lee and Seth Gordon are also executive producers. 


The trailer of season 3 hasn't been released yet, but be sure to check this space for the updates.

Where to watch

Once it premieres on September 23, 2019, 'The Good Doctor' will be available for viewing on ABC at its regular slot of 10 pm on Mondays or can be streamed for later viewing on ABC’s website and app.

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