ABC’s Good Doctor franchise may be expanding with The Good Lawyer.
The network will air the backdoor pilot for the spinoff on Monday, March 13 at 10 p.m.
ABC unveiled the official trailer for the special event on Monday, and it looks like an exciting entry in the franchise.
It will introduce viewers to Kennedy McMann and Felicity Huffman.
The backdoor pilot finds Dr. Shaun Murphy seeking legal representation to help with his case.
He puts his confidence in Joanie DeGroot (McMann), a young woman with obsessive compulsive disorder.
Joanie is described as a “brilliant, witty and self-aware attorney who is relatively new to her prestigious law firm on the case for Shawn.”
“Living with OCD, Joanie has never wanted to be treated any differently. While her symptoms take a toll on her personal and professional life, her attention to detail allows her to see matters through a different lens. “
Huffman plays Janet Stewart, who is described as “a highly regarded attorney and partner in a law firm with a fiery wit and dry wit” according to the character breakdown.
“A seasoned veteran, Janet has represented Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff) in a number of legal cases over the years, so he turns to her to represent his beloved protégé.”
“But when Shawn announces that he wants Joanie to represent him, Janet is forced to let Joanie lead the case.”
The trailer definitely takes us into the universe of The Good Doctor from a very different angle.
ABC hasn’t confirmed a series order for The Good Lawyer, and we probably won’t get a definitive answer until May.
But ABC has had success with the franchises in the past and is relying heavily on Grey’s Anatomy/Station 19 and The Rookie/Feds, so a two-hour pairing of The Good Doctor universe could be a ratings winner.
Watch the trailer below and hit the comments with your thoughts.
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