The Superior Medical doctor spinoff has located its foremost lady.
Nancy Drew‘s Kennedy McMann is set to star in The Great Law firm, which is now in improvement at ABC. TVLine can also verify that Desperate Housewives vet Felicity Huffman has been forged in the prospective offshoot.
McMann and Huffman will make their Very good Health care provider debut in a backdoor pilot airing Monday, March 6, at 10/9c. In the episode, prepared by co-showrunners David Shore and Liz Friedman, Dr. Shaun Murphy (played by Freddie Highmore) “seeks lawful representation to aid him acquire a scenario and places his faith in a promising, youthful attorney who has obsessive compulsive disorder.”
McMann performs the aforementioned lawyer, Joni DeGroot, “the fantastic, humorous and self-knowledgeable law firm who is relatively new to her prestigious law company when she normally takes Shaun’s case,” according to the formal character breakdown. “Living with OCD, Joni has by no means wanted to be taken care of in a different way. While her symptoms take a toll on her private and specialist lifetime, her notice to depth enables her to see situations by way of a various lens.”
Huffman’s Janet Stewart is explained as “a hugely regarded legal professional and partner at the legislation company with a intense intellect and dry wit. A seasoned veteran, Janet has represented Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff) in various lawful matters in excess of the yrs, so he turns to her to stand for his beloved protégé. But when Shaun declares that he wants Joni to stand for him, Janet is forced to let Joni take direct on the scenario.”
McMann — who, as noted by ABC, commenced performing as a boy or girl as a way to cope with her own OCD — is established to wrap her 4-yr run as The CW’s Nancy Drew later on this time. As for Huffman, the Great Lawyer gig marks her initial main Tv set role because serving time for her participation in the infamous “Varsity Blues” faculty admissions scandal.
The Great Physician, now in Time 6, returns with new episodes Monday, Jan. 23. In the meantime, fall a comment with your ideas on the spinoff casting.