The Good Doctor Season 4 is the next network drama to be announced on the teaser. While production on the ABC medical drama has been postponed by the actual coronavirus medical disaster, the show will start delivering new episodes this November. COVID-19 will be the highlight of the plot of the first episode, which will also feature a new batch of cast members, including Noah Galvin, the Real O’Neals star. The trailer for Season 4 also sees characters mourning the death of Dr. Neil Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez).
Season 4 premieres are planned for Monday, November 2nd when the ABC program will be in its regular time of 10 p.m. HE/9 p.m. It’s CT. As normal, after screening on the station, episodes will be available to view on the ABC website and app.
Season 4 opener, “Frontline,” is a two-part program that will air its two parts on Nov 2 and Nov 9 respectively. So far, the show has not announced its season 4 episode count.
The following stars are expected to be seen in the coming season:
- Freddie Highmore as Shaun Murphy
- Antonia Thomas as Claire Browne
- Fiona Gubelmann as Morgan Reznick
- Will Yun Lee as Alex Park
- Christina Chang as Audrey Lim
- Paige Spara as Lea Dilallo
- Hill Harper as Marcus Andrews
- Richard Schiff as Aaron Glassman
As shown in the trailer, the show will continue with a two-part show about the coronavirus pandemic, with the new pair Shaun and Lea trying to deal with their suddenly socially distant relationship with Zoom dates and meetings on either side of Shaun’s front door. COVID-19 is going to be extra difficult for the St. Bonaventure Hospital squad when they have to face up to the challenges of the infection as well as the absence of Melendez.
The producer of the Good Doctor, though, has revealed that not all of Season 4 would be so focused on the pandemic. Speaking at New York Comic-Con, he said, “We wanted to pay tribute to the frontline staff … but we’ve been dealing with this so long, so much [over] the last six months. I think we have a duty, as entertainers, to make a little escape.
He said, “The rest of the season is not going to be about COVID. We’re not going to be deceptive about it … we’re going to be mindful of it, but those aren’t the stories we’re going to say.”