In season 4 of “Good Doctor”, soon to be launched in the United States on ABC, one of the main intrigues, besides that around COVID-19, will furiously remind you of something if you were a fan of “Dr House” …
Creator David Shore is self-inspired for Good Doctor season 4 by drawing on one of his best ideas from the Dr. House era, of which he was also the showrunner. So, Deadline reveals that the new episodes will welcome four new recurring characters, visiting resident physicians … except one, or two, or maybe more. In competition, these young shoots will have to prove that they deserve their place at St. Bonaventure Hospital without knowing how many positions are to be filled. They will be supervised by their elders, Shaun (Freddie Highmore), Claire (Antonia Thomas) and Park (Will Yun Lee).
A plot that will be followed in common throughout the season and which therefore recalls that of season 4 of Dr House, where the famous doctor launched a competition in which 40 candidates had to fight for 3 positions within the hospital . The lucky ones were the characters played by Kal Penn, Olivia Wilde and Peter Jacobson. It had helped revitalize the series and that’s probably the goal here too.
So there will be Noah Galvin (The Real O’Neals) who will play Dr. Asher Wolke, an Orthodox Jew who decided to move away from his beliefs to enter medical school; Summer Brown will play Dr. Olivia Jackson, a Harvard and Oxford graduate who feels bad about herself despite her great achievements; Bria Simoné Henderson (Mrs America) will play Dr. Jordan Allen, a very active believer who finds her strength in daily prayer and who does not lack ambition; and finally Brian Marc will play Dr. Enrique “Ricky” Guerin, a fast-paced surfer with no shortage of experience.
It is currently season 3 which is broadcast on TF1 every Tuesday evening.