Is the beloved series returning sooner than you think? Here is everything we know so far about The Good Doctor Season 7.
There is no doubt that Dr. Shaun Murphy is ever ready to tackle new cases and face unexpected challenges in the new season of this hit medical drama, which will be exciting to witness as he enters the next phase of his life both inside and outside of work, which is promised to be even more captivating than before for audiences around the world that also promises to keep them on the edge of their seats from start to finish.
So, if you are one of those who want to get clarity about the series’ current status, release date, plot, and other crucial details since the renewal was announced, Then look no further, as we’ve compiled all of the relevant information right here for you. All we can say is that it’s time to fasten your seatbelts and get ready for another unforgettable journey into the unknown, as The Good Doctor Season 7 seems to take you on a rollercoaster ride of drama and intrigue.
Continue reading until you reach the end to find all of your answers.
The Good Doctor Season 7: When will it premiere on ABC?
Firstly, we regret to inform the readers that the highly anticipated seventh season of “The Good Doctor,” will not be available to stream anytime soon and certainly not in June 2023! If you recall, the seventh season was ordered on April 19, 2023, by ABC, which isn’t surprising as the series ranks as the #1 entertainment series in Monday’s 10 p.m. hour this season among Adults 18–49, tying with NBC’s Quantum Leap.
Since then, the renewal raised many eyebrows as fans were curious to know about the future of the show, as filming was initially expected to commence sometime around August 2023, just like the prior season. But after the sudden writer’s strike breakout, it is highly doubtful whether the creators will be able to release the new season for ABC’s 2023 fall broadcasting season. Right now, it seems like urgent meetings about postponing the series’ release might have already begun among the crew members.
As many competitor networks like CBS have also started to revise their fall schedule by delaying some shows for a much more suitable route to avoid further confusion until the strike concludes so that the writers can resume their work and complete the scripts for filming to begin properly. If a resolution is made before August, then there is a slight possibility that production will start soon without unnecessary delays.
Until there is any confirmation, we speculate that the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike has the potential to change ABC’s 2023 fall schedule, and the season might get rescheduled entirely for next year, with the premiere date set for early to mid-2024 for every Monday at 10 pm/9c on the network as many reports have also suggested that ABC has put a hold on major production until next year.
In conclusion, any updates relating to this subject are just pure conjecture, as no comment about it has been made by the verified source. So, we recommend readers follow ABC’s social handles to catch up with all the details whenever they are published.
The Good Doctor Season 7 Plot: What to expect in the new season?
The Good Doctor is based on the 2013 K-drama Good Doctor but has made substantial storyline diversions from the original series since the first season. Since then, the series has endeavored to remain unique in its storytelling and character arcs, which will continue in the upcoming season.
Not much has been revealed, but we are certain that the theme will remain consistent in order to convey the story, which follows:
Dr. Shaun Murphy, a surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives at St. Bonaventure Hospital’s surgical unit and challenges the skepticism of his colleagues.
Following their long-awaited wedding festivities and his promotion to surgical attending, Shaun and Lea’s relationship is immediately put to the test, and they must learn to navigate life together as a married couple. Meanwhile, the team is dealing with changes at the hospital and in their personal lives that will present new emotional and interpersonal challenges for them.
As of writing this, we can assure readers that the specifics of the seventh season have been kept under wraps.
But it is without a doubt clear that the plot of the next season is expected to continue from the sixth season’s finale, “Love’s Labor,” which will follow Shaun and Lea as they head to the delivery room and everyone from the hospital is there, except for one very important person. Meanwhile, a tragic accident involving Drs. Perez and Kalu pull everyone away, including Dr. Murphy.
The Good Doctor Season 7 Cast: Who will return in the new season?
The main cast who are expected to return are as follows: Freddie Highmore as Shaun Murphy, Fiona Gubelmann as Morgan Reznick, Will Yun Lee as Alex Park, Christina Chang as Audrey Lim, Paige Spara as Lea Dilallo, Bria Samoné Henderson as Jordan Allen, Noah Galvin as Asher Wolke, Richard Schiff as Aaron Glassman, and Hill Harper as Marcus Andrews. Savannah Welch, who plays Dr. Danica “Danni” Powell as one of the new residents in season 6, is also expected to return.
Ahead of the sixth season finale, it was confirmed that Brandon Larracuente would not return for the seventh season. Brandon Larracuente was written out of the show in the Season 6 finale after his character, Daniel Perez, was in a terrible car accident. Perez survived the accident but had to be put on painkillers to make it through his treatment. He made the decision to check himself into rehab and move back home after being given the drugs. However, he would be open to reprising the role in a guest capacity which is a good sign for any future comebacks.
Many recurring cast members are also anticipated to join the principal cast in the new season. “The Good Doctor,” is executive produced and co-show run by David Shore and Liz Friedman. Additional executive producers include Daniel Dae Kim, Erin Gunn, Thomas L. Moran, David Hoselton, Peter Blake, Jessica Grasl, Garrett Lerner, Mike Listo, Highmore, Shawn Williamson, David Kim, and Sebastian Lee. The series hails from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Signature.
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The Good Doctor Season 7 Episodes: Where to stream?
We can assure the readers that the official episode count of the new season hasn’t been revealed by the network.
But if we follow the pattern followed by the last few seasons, then the show is very likely to consist of at least 18 to 22 episodes with an average runtime of 41 to 44 minutes, which are expected to drop on a weekly basis. This count can be changed in case the creators want to conclude the series with the seventh season or the writer’s strike isn’t resolved soon, which will eventually force the creators to shorten the season. If it happens, details will be confirmed later.
In the meantime, we recommend the reader check out all the seasons of The Good Doctor, which are currently on FuboTV and Hulu Plus, among other digital streaming services. The series is also available to rent or buy on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preferences of the users. The series is also available on ABC’s official website, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel.
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The Good Doctor Season 7 Frequently Asked Questions
What role did Brandon Larracuente play before leaving the show?
Brandon Larracuente played Dr. Daniel “Danny” Perez, who was one of the new residents in season 6, who has an interest in Dr. Allen. However, he is revealed to be a former drug addict and thus cannot bring himself to pursue a relationship with her or anyone, fearing that this would get in the way of prioritizing his sobriety. At the end of the season, Danny suffers serious injuries after getting hit by a car, and Jordan is forced to give him fentanyl to save his life. To avoid a relapse, Danny returns to Texas to recover with the help of his family.
Why was Jared back after all these years?
Co-showrunner Liz Friedman, in an interview with TVline, states, “It felt like a really nice way to mark Shaun’s progress by bringing somebody in from the outside who knew him at the very beginning of his journey at St. Bonaventure. And I like the reciprocal quality of somebody who left St. Bons in a not-great position and to see how he found his footing — or at least present him as someone who found his footing, then scratch the surface and reveal that it’s not all working the way he wants it to.”
Lastly, for the question, “Will Jared return as a series regular again?” Liz Friedman replied, “That is… that is a hope. It’s a hope.” So, there is a huge chance for his return!
Can we expect some new blood in Season 7?
Liz Friedman assured the readers by stating, “Yes, I think so. We’re going to have a little bit of a new, interesting sort of presentation for that new blood this time around.”
What is the name of Shaun and Lea’s baby?
Shaun and Lea’s baby is named after Shaun’s brother Steve and after Dr. Glassman – Steve Aaron Murphy.
Is it the last time we will see Glassman?
Fans worried that Glassman might not return after learning of his condition and his incapacity to practice surgery, but Liz Friedman reassured them that they would still see Glassman again in the upcoming season.
Is Park committing to raising a child with Morgan?
Liz Friedman confirms that their relationship is on much more solid ground this time around! Further adding, “I would add as a significant caveat that the first year of your baby’s life is not often the best year of your marriage. So, I’m just going to raise that as a possibility. Don’t get too settled there, everybody! But I do think that the two of them have really come a long way from where we left them at the end of last season.”
Will there be a spin-off series?
In August 2022, it was reported that a planned spin-off titled The Good Lawyer was in development at ABC. It was introduced in a backdoor pilot during the sixth season. In January 2023, it was announced that ABC had received a backdoor pilot order for the spin-off with Kennedy McMann, Felicity Huffman, and Bethlehem Million set to star.
Is there any official teaser or trailer?
Unfortunately, the network hasn’t released any new teaser trailers for the new season, as filming hasn’t even commenced, which makes it impossible for the network to create and promote a teaser with new clips from the upcoming season to reveal some plotlines.
Hence, we urge the readers to wait and be patient for some time! Meanwhile, check out this newly released official clip for The Good Doctor Season 6’s final episode, which showcases Lea’s (Paige Spara) and Shaun’s (Freddie Highmore) baby being born, which the fans have been waiting to see!
While you wait for more updates on The Good Doctor Season 7, catch up with the previous seasons, which are now available to stream on ABC.