The second of the Sony Channel will gain another medical reinforcement of weight: the 1st season of The Good Doctor debut on the channel at September 2nd, at 9 pm, with a double episode, presenting the audience with the newest icon of TV hospital dramas: Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), the young surgeon with autism and Savant Syndrome who begins the series by being recruited to the surgical unit of a large hospital.
Alone in the world and unable to connect emotionally with those around him, Dr. Murphy will use his keen intelligence to solve complex patient cases, while trying to work amid the distrust of colleagues and bosses.
Created by David Shore - responsible for the series Casa, Lar – The Good Doctor will show in his episodes patients who are between life and death and how the minds of Shaun Murphy and his colleagues seek to ensure a happy ending for those who enter the San Jose St. Bonaventure hospital.
Over the course of the first season, Murphy will face several battles at work - such as malignant tumors, complex organ transplants and treacherous colleagues - and in his personal life, while fighting the constant prejudice and the respect his talents deserve.
The Good Doctor has already earned Freddie Highmore a nomination for Best Actor in a Drama Series at the Golden Globes. Sony Channel's new debut has also been awarded the traditional Humanitas award, which recognizes American productions that promote human dignity.
David Shore (Casa, Lar) is a writer and executive producer on the series, Daniel Dae Kim (Lost and Hawaii Five-0), David Kim and Sebastian Lee they are also executive producers. Seth Gordon directed the pilot and is also an executive producer.