Noah Galvin was cast by the Good Doctor ahead of Season 4, Deadline reports. The ABC vet, who starred as Kenny at the above-mentioned family sitcom, will recur to the Freddie Highmore medical drama as one of the four first-year residents whose arc will span the entire season.
His character, Dr. Asher Wolke, had decided to distinguish himself from the Orthodox Jewish sect before going to medical school.
Galvin will be joined by Brian “Sene” Marc (Marvel’s Luke Cage), Bria Samoné Henderson (Mrs. America), and newcomer Summer Brown, who will be the newbies Ricky Guerin, Jordan Allen, and Olivia Jackson, respectively.
The ensemble arrives after The Good Doctor said goodbye to two recurring series at the conclusion of Season 3, including the original cast member Nicholas Gonzalez (who portrayed Dr. Neil Melendez) and Jasika Nicole (who played Shaun’s girlfriend Carly). As TVLine was the first to say, the Season 4 opener (airing Monday, Nov. 2, 10/9c) will center on the coronavirus pandemic — and you can watch the exclusive teaser trailer here.
Back in March, executive-producer David Shore shared with TVLine that Season 4 will see Shaun in a “supervisory role” as he approaches his fourth year of residence, while still managing his new relationship with Lea. We may also expect Lim and Andrews to take Claire and Morgan under their wings, while Park continues to deal with the gap between him and his family.
After two seasons at The Real O’Neals, Galvin became a co-star in the 2019 film Booksmart, in front of Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein. (His previous TV dad, Jay R. Ferguson, was recently promoted to regular ABC series The Conners.)
Will Shaun struggle with Melendez’s death in The Good Doctor?
The Good Doctor viewers were left reeling after the final of season three had some heartbreaking surprises.
Viewers can recall how the team had to pick up the bits during the nearby earthquake.
Not all the actors, though, made it alive after the tense finale of the season.
One of the unfortunate ones was Dr. Neil Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) who sustained severe internal injury.
His heartbreaking death saw him say good-bye to some of his coworkers, including Claire Browne (Antonia Thomas) and Audrey Lim (Christina Chang).
He was never, though, granted a chance to bid farewell to Shaun in the final.
This is likely to mean that as season four begins, viewers will see the famous doctor grieving for one of his mentors.
Now it appears like the character will not have time to cope with this when the hospital is thrown into another crisis.
ABC posted a season four poster featuring Murphy back in place.
It’s the word, though, that has the fans concerned about the character’s emotional condition in the new season.
This reads, “How do you heal in a world turned upside down? The caption is likely to suggest how the show will resolve the COVID-19 pandemic coronavirus in the new season.
Back in August, TV Line announced season four was continuing with a two-part analysis of the crisis.
No further specifics were revealed, but considering that the show is a medical drama, the producers seemed to think it would be important to discuss it.
However, it is expected to be a difficult transition for workers to have to cope with the situation while grieving Melendez.
More specifics are scheduled to be published near the air show date in November.