ABC Passes on ‘The Good Lawyer’ Spinoff – Why It Won’t Be Moving Forward

Another fallout from the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes has been revealed. ABC has decided not to move forward with The Good Lawyer, a legal spinoff from The Good Doctor set to star Kennedy McMann and Felicity Huffman.

This decision completes ABC’s postponement of two spinoff pickups, including the bubble drama series The Rookie: Feds and the Good Lawyer pilot. Both series will not move forward, as confirmed by this .

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The Good Lawyer was initially conceived as a Good Doctor planted spinoff. The pilot episode was well received and ABC executives praised McMann and Huffman’s performances.

Due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, the options on the cast of The Good Lawyer were extended, giving ABC more time to make a decision. The length of the ongoing strikes has significantly affected series pickups at ABC, which has recently.

Originally planned for a spring launch, The Good Lawyer has been postponed. Additionally, to next fall due to scheduling constraints.

Written by The Good Doctor co-showrunners David Shore and Liz Friedman, The Good Lawyer was to feature Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) seeking legal representation and finding the promising young lawyer Joni DeGroot (McMann) to take his case.

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