ABC Picks Up Daniel Dae Kim’s ‘The Good Doctor’ Remake

Tae Hong
May 12,2017
Freddie Highmore in ABC's "The Good Doctor" (Teaser screenshot)Freddie Highmore in ABC's "The Good Doctor" (Teaser screenshot)

Daniel Dae Kim’s “The Good Doctor,” an American remake of the popular K-drama of the same name, has been picked up by ABC, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The series, created by David Shore (“House”) and executive produced by Kim, received a pilot order in February.

It will see English actor Freddie Highmore in the leading role as Dr. Shaun Murphy, an autistic doctor with a brilliant medical mind who leaves the country life to join the staff of a prestigious hospital, and who finds himself “alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him.”

Highmore is joined by Irene Keng (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Hill Harper (“CSI:NY”), Antonia Thomas (“Misfits”), Nicholas Gonzalez (“How To Get Away With Murder”) and Chuku Modu (“Game of Thrones”).

The original South Korean show, a ratings hit, aired in 2013. 

Watch a first-look teaser from ABC below:

 

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