Will ‘The Good Doctor’ Return for Season 3?

The Good Doctor is a feel-good show the whole family is sure to love. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) stuns as a young autistic surgeon on the verge of starting his career in medicine. He has savant syndrome, and is highly skilled in anatomy and critical thinking.

He decides to join the surgical unit of San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. Together with his mentor Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff), Murphy navigates the hospital hallways and culture of a new landscape in the surgical field. The show captivated audiences with the lovable doctor just trying to follow his dreams his own way.

Will there be a Season 3 of ‘The Good Doctor?’

The Good Doctor cast
The cast and producers of “The Good Doctor” at Disney | Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Television Group’s Summer Press Tour 2017. Walt Disney Television via Getty Images / Image Group LA

There will be a season three of The Good Doctor and it will be back later this year. Fans can’t wait to catch up with Murphy, Glassman and the rest of the hospital staff. The wait will be over on Monday, September 23 at 10 p.m. Fans won’t have to wait much longer for the groundbreaking show to return. Murphy will be back and hopefully doing well since we last saw him.

Will all the same characters be returning?

It’s been confirmed that Paige Spara, Antonia Thomas, Hill Harper, and Tamlyn Tomita will be included in the upcoming season, as they were seen in a photo posted of a table read for the show, along with Freddie Highmore. Nicholas Gonzalez and Christina Chang have also been featured on exclusive behind-the-scenes posts about the show, so they will also be back for the third season.

Fans can’t get enough of ‘The Good Doctor’

Fans really can’t seem to get enough of The Good Doctor. It’s remarkable to think that the show was initially rejected twice before finally being given the go-ahead. Just the first half of the first season had about 17 million viewers per episode in the United States alone. It appears love for the show will be bigger and better than ever with this third installment of The Good Doctor later this year.

Shaun Murphy is a unique character

Freddie Highmore
Freddie Highmore of “The Good Doctor” at Disney | Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Television Group’s Summer Press Tour 2017. Walt Disney Television via Getty Images / Image Group LA

The character of Dr. Murphy is unlike anything else seen on television before. Given the backstory of the character, it’s no wonder he’s a little timid with other people. But as you watch the show, he starts to warm up to patients and find his footing as a doctor with amazing skills and technique. He’s his own person, and does things his own way. He usually comes out on top, and fans find themselves rooting for him through each and every situation.

His troubled childhood can’t keep him down. Although alone in the world without actual family, Dr. Glassman has been there as a father to him and a real support system when needed. Murphy’s extraordinary medical skills save lives and shed light on people’s biases towards other people that are different from them.

We’ll see Dr. Murphy in a new role next season

Showrunner David Shore told Entertainment Weekly that we’ll see Shaun in a new role in this upcoming season.

“We’re putting him in the role of suitor,” said Shore. “I want to explore all those landmarks that happen in all our lives as we grow up and just explore it through his eyes, which really aren’t that different, ultimately. So I think next season, that’s going to be a lot of what we’re looking at — his social life and him growing as a man who wants to be loved.”