For those of you who watched Freddie Highmore over on Bates Motel, you’re familiar already with the fact that he is multifaceted as a talent. He previously directed an episode of the A&E series and was involved in the writing process of a couple of others.
Now, we’re learning that Highmore is looking to do the same thing for his current show in ABC’s The Good Doctor moving further into season 2. According to a report coming in right now via Deadline, Highmore is set to direct at least one episode and will be involved in the writers room for another. He is a man with many different creative pursuits and this allows him to be very involved in all aspects of them.
While we don’t want to say that what Highmore is doing here with this series is completely revolution, it is something that you do not see all that often. It’s becoming reasonably common for a series regular on a TV show to direct an episode — that’s something that Ellen Pompeo, Mariska Hargitay, Joe Mantegna, Jensen Ackles, and many other actors have done over the years. Yet, to do that and also work with the writers is something a little different. He is clearly not afraid of having a heavy workload and that’s exciting / a little inspiring.
Beyond this news, though, there isn’t too much confirmed about The Good Doctor season 2 save for the fact that Lea is going to be returning and the relationship between Dr. Shaun Murphy (Highmore) and Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff) is going to be the very foundation for which the remainder of the series revolves around. That’s going to be potentially both fascinating and emotional given the fact that Dr. Glassman was diagnosed with cancer at the very end of the first season.
New episodes of The Good Doctor are likely set to start airing in the fall. We’ll have more news come upfronts.
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