The Good Doctor finished off its third season earlier this year and ABC has since confirmed the drama will be back for a fourth series. A release date for the upcoming season has not yet been announced. Filming was expected to start this month but there has now been a delay due to ongoing concerns around Covid-19 testing.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from The Good Doctor.
Dr Shaun Murphy (played by Freddie Highmore) has learned a lot over the past few years on the job at San Jose St Bonaventure Hospital.
Not only has he started performing surgeries on his own, but he has also progressed personally, now having had a girlfriend after having shared his feelings with Lea Dilallo (Paige Spara).
So it seems like the only way is up now for the young doctor ahead of series four.
However, it has now been confirmed when the show does come back, Shaun will very much be working on the frontline.
What will happen when The Good Doctor returns?
Season four’s episode one is going to be focusing on the coronavirus pandemic, according to TV Line.
The publication reported how, much like Grey’s Anatomy which will also feature a coronavirus storyline, The Good Doctor’s opener will show how the surgeons are coping with their new workload.
The first episode will also be split into two parts which will be dedicated to the effects of the worldwide crisis.
One of the stars of the show also got to find out what it was really like to live with the virus earlier this year.
Back in March, Executive Producer David Shore opened up about what is going to happen in series four.
From the sounds of it, Shaun is going to have even more on his plate by the time the new episodes are released.
Shore said: “I think we’re going to be putting him [Shaun] in more of a supervisory role in Season 4 and see how he rises to that challenge.
“And, of course, the relationship [between Shaun and Lea].
But how is Shaun going to be able to cope with both more professional and personal responsibilities?