New U.S. Medical Drama The Good Doctor Scores U.K. Pickup


The medical drama The Good Doctor, which launches this fall on ABC in the U.S., has landed a slot on Sky Living in the U.K.

The drama, produced by ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television, stars Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel) as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome. The freshman series comes from David Shore (creator of House) and Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0).

Adam MacDonald, the director of Sky Living, said: “The Good Doctor is going to be a brilliant addition to Sky Living’s lineup of the best-loved U.S. drama. I personally can’t wait for the twists and turns as Dr. Shaun Murphy makes his incredible mark on the medical world.”

Angel Orengo, the executive VP of distribution for EMEA at Sony Pictures Television, said: “We are thrilled to expand and strengthen our relationship with Sky and to see The Good Doctor make its way to viewers in the U.K. and Germany.”