Following tonight’s episode of The Good Doctor, ABC released a trailer for the upcoming episode airing on March 13, which is a built-in pilot for a potential spin-off- The Good Lawyer.
Nancy Drew star Kennedy McMann and Emmy-winning Desperate Housewives alum Felicity Huffman co-star in the episode and introduce their characters, who would direct The Good Lawyer if the legal drama became a series. The planned legal spin-off of the popular ABC medical series The Good Doctor, from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Signature.
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In the episode “The Good Lawyer,” written by David Shore and Liz Friedman, co-executive producers of The Good Doctor, and directed by Ruben Fleischer, Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) hires a lawyer and trusts a young lawyer. And-comer Joni DeGroot (McMann), suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Huffman plays Janet Stewart, a highly respected attorney, and partner in the law firm that owns Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff) has represented him on a variety of legal matters over the years, so he turns to her to represent his beloved protégé. But when Shaun states that he wants Joni to represent him, Janet is forced to let Joni lead the case.
The trailer shows Shaun meeting Janet and Joni and also sheds some light on the negligence case for which he is being sued.
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Watch the trailer and you can see a video where McMann, Huffman, and Bethlehem Million who plays Abbie in The Good Lawyer, as well as Shore and Friedman, talk about their characters. In it, McMann revisits his lifelong struggles with OCD.