The Good Doctor Season 7: Will the long break impact the story?

The Good Doctor Season 7 is not coming to ABC in September 2023

Being a doctor is never easy. Being a good doctor becomes even harder. When doctors take the oath, they decide to protect anyone in need of medical help and provide them with an ethical discourse of treatment. But what if you lose your patients to death? What if the staff around does not appreciate you? Would you give up? Or would you continue for the love of your job?

Medical dramas and shows are as interesting as heartbreaking for the human nuances they capture on screen and allow us insights into the world of our unsung heroes. Many platforms keep investing in shows like Grey’s Anatomy as they can have stories extending for multiple seasons and create a loyal viewership base. It is because one wants to correspond to the reality around them about the presence of disease and death.

The Good Doctor was a show that was unique in its approach and classic in its style. Set in the United States of America, it follows how a rookie doctor becomes one of the most sought-after in the city. The show was renewed for a season 7 earlier in 2023, but the long break has got the fans wondering if the show’s plot has actually been impacted. Here is all we know about Good Doctor Season 7.

The Good Doctor Season 7: Will the long break impact the story?

The Good Doctor Season 7 is not coming to ABC in September 2023
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Yes. The story will be impacted as there has been a long break. For that, let us understand why there is a long break. Officially, as a part of ABC Network’s fall lineup of releases, the revised list does not see traces of The Good Doctor Season 7.

This can be because the Writer’s Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes have hindered filming, with incomplete scripts and multiple cast exits. Until the situation improves and a deal is struck between the Unions and the Hollywood studios, the show is unlikely to resume. While this long break should have been a boon, it turned out to be a bane, as the show might return in 2024 but not have the same number of episodes as the previous season, which also implies that the originally planned story can see a massive hit. We would see that this negative impact can call for a shorter season or even dividing the season into two parts for release.

The Good Doctor Season 7: Which four characters won't be returning?
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However, with no official comments on the same, we do not know. Due to the strikes, ABC Network is also facing massive losses and has canceled or pushed many shows to next year, despite promising numbers. The Good Doctor is one such collateral damage.

The Good Doctor Season 7: Everything you need to know

We would see that due to the strikes, Brandon Larracuente, who is known for the role of Dr. Danny Perez, would not return for season 7 and stopped coming in after the early episodes of season 6. He became a known and loved character, for the relationship he shared with Dr. Jordan Allen was pure and pivotal.

However, Danny slipping into drugs can explain his exit from the hospital, and this happened after Brandon officially took a new role in an Amazon Prime Video Original- On Call. While speculations remain that he would make guest appearances, it is sad to watch how the framework of the show has fallen apart due to the strikes.

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Until then, you can binge-watch the six seasons on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video along with ABC Network’s official site.