Paging Doctor Sean!
Ready for some enthralling medical escapades at the prestigious San Jose St. Bonaventure?
Fans have been frolicking over the prospect of a brand new season of The Good Doctor ever since The Good Doctor Season 6 finale left us in the throes of a massive cliffhanger. Well, looks like the good news is in order! Our favorite doctors are officially set to return to our screens after ABC Network renewed Good Doctor Season 7 on April 19, 2023!
So buckle up and get ready for the ride because Season 7 is set to bring in more medical mysteries, medical marvels, deep-seated contentions in personal relationships, character developments, and budding romances, as well as prospective heartbreaks. We have been on a roller coaster ride of emotions for The Good Doctor, and we are guessing Season 7 will prove to be nothing less. This is supported by the numerous accolades the series has received over the years. The series ranks as the #1 entertainment series in Monday’s 10 pm hour this season in Adults 18-49, tying NBC’s Quantum Leap. Furthermore, the series is up 478% after 35 days of multiplatform viewing, nearly six times its original Live+Same Day rating among Adults 18-49 this season.
However, the recent buzz among fans has speculated a deep-seated discontentment regarding the possible delay in the release of Season 7 amidst the strike situation. The strike situation has immobilized several productions and series, so fans are left in a rut looming over the current production status of The Good Doctor Season 7 and its possible release date.
Well, we have all the input regarding the same, so you have come to the right place! Continue reading.
— The Good Doctor (@GoodDoctorABC) April 19, 2023
The Good Doctor Season 7: Release Date Update
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but August is not the month of the return of our favorite series. Neither is September. Nor is October. So the question remains: Is the Good Doctor coming back in 2023?
As of now, that seems like a bleak possibility. This is in retrospect of the undying strike situation, which may carry to August as well as September. Our worries are confirmed by the fall lineup released by ABC Network, where The Good Doctor is nowhere in sight.
This only means one thing. The Good Doctor Season 7 will not reach us in 2023. We can predict its arrival by mid-2024 if the strike situation dissipates by the end of 2023.
The Good Doctor Season 7: Will The Filming Start This Year
Upon the series renewal in April 2023, the filming was confirmed to begin in August, so the scripts would have to be ready by then. It looks like the writers did not get to complete the scripts before the WGA protest broke out, followed by the actor’s strike. So, with no final scripts ready, and actors absent, it is safe to assume that filming for The Good Doctor Season 7 has not commenced yet.
Provided the strike situation dissipates in the next two months(the possibility of which seems bleak), we can expect filming for The Good Doctor Season 7 to begin by the end of 2023.
If this is not the case and the strike stretches till the end of 2023, it will result in the postponement of the filming date, further pushing the release date to the end of 2024.
We will continuously update you on this matter, so keep a keen eye on this space!
Now that we got the grim news out of the way, let’s focus on the positives.
The Good Doctor Season 7: Expected Plot
Warning: GRIM Spoilers ahead. Read at your own discretion.
Based on an earlier K-drama, ‘Good Doctor,’ The Good Doctor is different in its approach to its precursor, where the storyline deflects from stories within the four walls of a hospital into the lives of the characters outside their workplace. It is about an autistic doctor who is diagnosed with Savant syndrome, but that does not stop him from creating marvels in the medical field with his patients and finding true love. This ambit has got the viewers hooked on The Good Doctor, and they are looming around to find out what happens in Season 7.
We have compiled together a few obvious courses that might follow the season 6 finale incidents.
Shaun and Glassman’s Strained Relationship
We were all reaching for the tissues in disbelief in The Good Doctor Season 6 finale titled “Love’s Labour” when Shaun and Leah’s baby enters the world, and their grandfather Glassman is not present for the family photo.
This follows after Shaun played a role in ending Glassman’s career as a neurosurgeon. Glassman suffered several strokes, ultimately losing his ability to conduct surgery, and Shaun told on him.
We hope to see the revival of their relationship since Glassman’s relationship with Shaun is close and personal. He understands Shaun on a different level that other doctors in the hospital don’t share with him.
Yes! Shaun is finally a father. It was a rather emotional journey to watch him fall in love, and get married, and now he is finally taking up the responsibility of being a father to little Stevie(named after his deceased brother) and starting a family.
It would be great if the show moved away from the regular ambit of showing how he balances work and his personal life as a father to some other context that might move the viewers. After all, we are getting to know a father who has his own set of personal challenges while fitting into society and establishing his identity.
Morgan and Park’s Relationship
Is it true? Do we ship them again?
Looks like it is possible!
Morgan adopted a baby girl, and Park decided to help her raise her.
The show might show us a version of a blended family where Park’s son can be in the picture as well as Park spending time with the baby. All this with a story on how Morgan and Park try to put their relationship on the mend.
Or will they end up falling out further?
Guess we will need to find out!
Where can I watch Season 7 of Good Doctor?
Unfortunately, the release dates for Season 7 of Good Doctor have not reached us yet. Once there is news on the tentative dates of its arrival, we will be sure to update you here.
In the meantime, you can catch up on The Good Doctor Season 1-6 on Fubo TV and Hulu Plus. It is also available to rent or buy at iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu.
Once the new episodes come out, they are set to be broadcasted on the official ABC Network channel, where you can watch them for free. Keeping in sync with its earlier episodes, there may be 20 episodes in total(subject to change), with every episode airing on Mondays at 10 pm.
Is there a trailer for Good Doctor Season 7?
No dates regarding the series have been announced so far. Hence there is no trailer yet. However, we will be sure to update you once we get our hands on it.
In the meantime, check out the trailer for The Good Doctor Season 6:
The Good Doctor Season 7: Cast
To our utter dismay, the official network confirmed the departure of two characters from the show. These include Marcus Andrews (played by Hill Harper), and Dr. Danny Perez (played by Brandon Larracuente).
In the Season 6 final scenes, we see Marcus Andrews submit his resignation to the St. Bonaventure Hospital, signing off his duties as a doctor. In reality, Hill Harper, who plays the character, announced himself as running for the Senate in Michigan. Here is what he has to say in his Twitter post.
We can all feel it: D.C just isn’t getting things done for people.
We need representatives who'll take on special interests, get money out of politics, and make our government work for all of us.
That’s why today, I’m announcing my campaign for U.S. Senate in Michigan! ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/lv11ncDcsK
— Hill Harper (@hillharper) July 10, 2023
According to TV Line, Brandon, on the other hand, is written off the show, the reasons for which are unknown. His departure as Dr. Danny Perez is shown as a recovering opioid addict who left to seek treatment in Texas at the end of Season 6.
Other members of the cast include :
- 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 Henderson as Dr. Jordan Allen
- Noah Galvin as Asher Wolke
- Richard Schiff as Aaron Glassman
So, it is clear that The Good Doctor Season 7 won’t be joining us this year. However, we can hope for the best for 2024 since we can’t wait to watch what unfolds in the next season!
As soon as we get updates on the arrival or potential arrival of The Good Doctor Season 7, we urge you to remain calm and stay tuned on our website so you don’t miss any fresh updates.