It’s been a month since the medical drama wrapped up its season 5, and now, fans are impatiently awaiting the release of The Good Doctor season 6!
Deadline reported on May 13 that longtime Good Doctor executive producer Liz Friedman is joining David Shore as a co-showrunner.
The duo previously worked together on Fox’s House, before Friedman went on to work on such series as Orange Is the New Black, Jessica Jones, and Elementary.
C“I have worked with, and shared my burdens with, and depended on Liz for years,” Shore said in a statement. “Very much looking forward to enjoying all the great things she is going to do with the show.” Here’s everything about season 6!
The Good Doctor Season 6 Release Date?
As of this writing, the network has yet to announce the specific return date for The Good Doctor season 6. The past seasons have generally premiered in late September, and the same will likely be true this year. As soon as we receive more information, we’ll inform you guys. Please subscribe to us or bookmark this page for more updates!
Who’s going to be featured in The Good Doctor season 6?
As of this writing, ABC hasn’t announced which of the cast members will be included in The Good Doctor season 6. However, we can expect most of them to return.
- Freddie Highmore (Dr. Shaun Murphy),
- Hill Harper (Dr. Marcus Andrews),
- Richard Schiff (Dr. Aaron Glassman),
- Fiona Gubelmann (Dr. Morgan Reznick),
- Will Yun Lee (Dr. Alex Park),
- Paige Spara (Lea Dilallo),
- Noah Galvin (Dr. Asher Wolke), and
- Bria Samone Henderson (Dr. Jordan Allen).
ABC also revealed that season 6 will encompass 2 new recurring cast members:
- Brandon Larracuente and Savannah Welch as two similarly named interns Daniel (aka Danny) and Danica (aka Danni).
An alum of Freeform’s Party of Five reboot, Larracuente plays a character “known to charm doctors and nurses alike, even with his interest in somewhat controversial alternative medicine.”
Outside of St. Bonaventure, he’s also a “bit of a lone wolf and an intriguing mystery to his co-workers,” per ABC. Meanwhile, Welch’s Danni is an Annapolis graduate who’s described as “charismatic, ethical to a fault, and competitive both inside and outside the hospital.”
Expect her to stir up some drama though, as the Navy vet is also “surprisingly comfortable defying authority.”
The Good Doctor Season 6 Plot?
Following a breakup earlier in the season, Shaun and Lea’s wedding day finally arrived in the Season 5 finale – and Dr. Glassman even agreed to officiate the ceremony.
Spara, who plays Lea, told Parade in March that she’s eager to see the couple “move forward in the world,” whatever that might mean, in the future. “Since Day One, I wanted Shaun and Lea to be together because I love this relationship so much. It just speaks on patience and empathy,” the actor explained.
“I love the grace that a couple can provide for one another in a relationship and what this looks like with someone who is neurotypical and someone who is diagnosed with autism. I’m absolutely rooting for them, 1,000%!”