The Good Doctor has lost another regular cast member going into season 2.
Beau Garrett, who played the hospital lawyer Jessica Preston in the first season, won’t be returning to ABC’s hit medical drama, according to TV Line.
Jessica was the best friend of Dr Aaron Glassman’s late daughter Maddie, and she also stood by the hospital head’s side as he was diagnosed with brain cancer, but that is where her connection to the main group of characters ends.
Garrett’s departure comes after the news that Chuku Modu, who played Dr Jared Kalu, has also left the show, following the season one finale in which the character received an offer from a hospital in Colorado.
However, Will Yun Lee, Fiona Gubelmann, Christina Chang and Paige Spara have all been promoted to series regulars for season 2.
Lee and Gubelmann play surgical residents Alex Park and Morgan Reznick, while Chang stars as one of the hospital’s attending surgeons Dr Audrey Lim, and Spara plays Lea, the love interest and neighbour of Dr Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore).
Lisa Edelstein, best known for playing Cuddy in The Good Doctor creator David Shore’s other major medical drama House, will also recur as an expert oncologist who returns to the hospital after a brief suspension at the request of Dr Glassman (Richard Schiff) to help treat his cancer.
The Good Doctor season 2 will premiere on Monday, September 24 at 10/9c on ABC in the US. The show airs on Sky Witness in the UK.
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