'The Good Doctor' Loses Another Cast Member Ahead of Season 2 Premiere
ABC's The Good Doctor is losing another member of the team ahead of Season 2. Beau Garrett will no longer appear as hospital attorney Jessica Preston on the hit drama series.
The news broke via Deadline shortly before the series' September 24 return, and served as a shock as she's the second series regular who will not return. Earlier this year, Chuku Modu who played Dr. Jared Kalu, also exited the series' second season.
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The actor is also writing and directing this season.
Garrett's character was connected to Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff) as his daughter Maggie's best friend — Dr. Glassman's daughter died prior to the show. In a way, Jessica was like another daughter to Glassman, and she was even present for his brain cancer diagnosis in the Season 1 finale.
As Glassman prepares to battle his ailment, Jessica's absence will certainly be felt. Still, there are plenty of cast members that have been upped to series regulars to balance the scales a bit.
Paige Spara, who plays Shaun Murphy's (Freddie Highmore) love interest Lea, has been promoted. Also, The Good Doctor took on Will Yun Lee, Fiona Gubelmann, and Christina Chang as series regulars.
The Good Doctor, Season 2 Premiere, Monday, June 24, 10/9c, ABC