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Freddie Highmore to star in medical drama ‘The Good Doctor’

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Bates Motel actor Freddie Highmore has been cast as the lead in ABC’s upcoming medical drama pilot The Good Doctor.

According to Deadline, the show was created by House and Hawaii Five-0 creators David Shore and Daniel Dae Kim.

The show will focus on, “Dr. Shaun Murphy (Highmore), a young surgeon with Savant syndrome who is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital.”

“Dr. Murphy is a young man with autism, awkward at the best of times, not good with social interaction but possessed of an engaging honesty and directness. A medical savant, Shaun has survived a troubled childhood to become a talented doctor.”

You can catch Freddie in the final season of Bates Motel on Mondays at 10PM on A&E.

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