According to Diversity, ABC has officially ordered a backdoor pilot for a new The Good Doctor spin-off titled The Good Lawyer. The potential Good Doctor spin-off will star Nancy Drew actor Kennedy McMann as Joni DeGroot, an intelligent and capable young lawyer who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Former Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman will also appear in the backdoor pilot of The Good Lawyer as Janet Stewart, a respected lawyer and partner at the law firm where McMann’s Joni works.
The backdoor pilot for The Good Lawyer will air as part of the current sixth season of The Good Doctor. Written by The Good Doctor co-showrunners David Shore and Liz Friedman, the episode will air on Monday, March 6 and will be directed by Venom and Uncharted director Ruben Fleischer. The backdoor pilot will reportedly follow The Good Doctor host Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) as he seeks a representative in a court case. When his mentor, Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff), sends him to a law firm partially overseen by Huffman’s Janet, Sean surprises everyone when he chooses McMann’s Joni to represent him.
This ad appeared a few months after it was originally announced in August 2022, a spin-off of The Good Doctor was in development. If all goes according to plan, this episode will be another big step towards getting The Good Lawyer to get its own season (or more). No matter what the future of The Good Lawyer holds, The Good Doctor fans can at least now look forward to an upcoming episode that will be a little different from most previous ones. past parts of the medical drama.
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