The American Remake of “Good Doctor” Is Finally Out And It’s Already A Huge Success

The 2013 K-Drama The Good Doctor now has an American counterpart.

Images: KBS and ABC

The show is first Korean drama remake to air during prime-time on ABC and will feature a full length 18 episode season.

The show is actually a surprising success, as the KBS America CEO Konshik Yu noted.

“It’s normal for a broadcast to experience a drop in viewer’s ratings during the 2nd week,

however, ‘The Good Doctor’ actually saw an increase.”

–  KBS America CEO Konshik Yu

Taking the role of Park Shi On for Joo Won is the mega-talented Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy.

The show will also feature Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Browne!

Watch the original drama trailer and new show below to spot the differences and similarities!


Source: Dispatch and ABC