The Good Doctor to END on ABC with season 7 as Freddie Highmore shares playing Dr. Shaun Murphy has been ‘the most remarkable experience’

The Good Doctor will come to an end with its upcoming season 7.

The medical drama, which stars Freddie Highmore, 31, as Dr. Shaun Murphy and is a a co-production of Sony Pictures Television and ABC Signature, will conclude with the new season, which is set to premiere on February 20.

‘Playing Dr. Shaun Murphy has been an immense privilege and one of the most remarkable and rewarding experiences of my life,’ Highmore shared in a statement, as per The Hollywood Reporter.

‘I will always be grateful to David, Liz, and Erin as well as the hugely talented – and lovely – cast, writers, and crew who made this show possible,’ he went on.

‘Caring deeply is what got us here. Thank you to Sony and ABC, and to everyone who has watched along at home. With love from Vancouver… tequila, stat!’

The Good Doctor will come to an end with its upcoming season 7; Freddie Highmore, 31, pictured as Dr. Shaun Murphy in a still from the show

ABC announced on Thursday that the medical drama will conclude with the new season

ABC announced on Thursday that the medical drama will conclude with the new season

Highmore also serves as an executive producer on the long-running show. 

Series executive producers and showrunners David Shore and Liz Feldman also released a statement along with executive producer Erin Gunn.

‘The Good Doctor has been a once in a lifetime opportunity, but it’s time to say goodbye.’

‘We are incredibly proud of the work we’ve done and the message we’ve been privileged to be a part of. We look forward to giving our fantastic fans, the truly extraordinary Freddie Highmore, the rest of our talented actors (and friends), and the best crew in the business the series ending that you all deserve. Thank you, Sony; thank you, ABC; thank you all.’

Meanwhile Disney Television Group president Craig Erwich said: ‘Thanks to David Shore and Liz Friedman’s creative direction and anchored by Freddie Highmore’s performance, The Good Doctor has captivated audiences, who have deeply connected with Dr. Shaun Murphy and the staff at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital.’

‘As we prepare to finish this beloved story, words cannot express our gratitude for the incredible cast, crew and our partners at Sony and ABC Signature for the lasting impact they’ve made.”

Along with Highmore, the current cast of the series includes Chuku Modu, Will Yun Lee, Fiona Gubelmann, Richard Schiff Christina Chang, Paige Spara, Bria Samoné Henderson, and Noah Galvin. 

The Good Doctor premiered on ABC in 2017 and follows Highmore’s Dr. Shaun Murphy – an autistic-with-savant-syndrome surgeon working at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. 

It was adapted from a Korean hit and was developed by David Shore. 

'Playing Dr. Shaun Murphy has been an immense privilege and one of the most remarkable and rewarding experiences of my life,' Highmore shared in a statement, as per Variety

‘Playing Dr. Shaun Murphy has been an immense privilege and one of the most remarkable and rewarding experiences of my life,’ Highmore shared in a statement, as per Variety 

The Good Doctor premiered on ABC in 2017 and follows Highmore's Dr. Shaun Murphy - an autistic-with-savant-syndrome surgeon working at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital

The Good Doctor premiered on ABC in 2017 and follows Highmore’s Dr. Shaun Murphy – an autistic-with-savant-syndrome surgeon working at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital

Murphy falls in love with his next-door neighbor, Lea (played by Paige Spara). The pair get engaged in Season 5 and, and in the Season 6 finale, she gives birth to their son, Steven

Murphy falls in love with his next-door neighbor, Lea (played by Paige Spara). The pair get engaged in Season 5 and, and in the Season 6 finale, she gives birth to their son, Steven

Season 7 of The Good Doctor premieres February 20 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC

Season 7 of The Good Doctor premieres February 20 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC

Dr. Shaun Murphy falls in love with his next-door neighbor, Lea (played by Paige Spara).

The pair get engaged in Season 5 and, and in the Season 6 finale, she gives birth to their son, Steven.

The series has never been nominated for an Emmy, however Highmore was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2018 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama.

Last season the show averaged 6.2 million viewers on Monday nights, as it continued being a consistent performer for the network.

Season 7 of The Good Doctor premieres February 20 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. 

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