House star Lisa Edelstein reunites with show's creator on The Good Doctor season 2
The Good Doctor is bringing a familiar face in for season two in the form of House actress Lisa Edelstein, who will reunite with House creator David Shore.
The showrunner created both medical dramas, and is bringing Edelstein on board to play the recurring role of Dr Blaize in season two of the ABC drama, according to Deadline.
The character is described as an expert oncologist who returns to the hospital after a brief suspension at the request of Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff) to help treat his cancer.
Blaize will go “toe-to-toe” with Glassman, and while she likes to have fun, she ensures that it is her who is calling the shots.
Edelstein is well-known for playing Lisa Cuddy on House over seven seasons, so she’s well-versed in the world of medical dramas.
The first season of The Good Doctor left things on quite a cliffhanger, so if you do not want it spoiled, don’t scroll any further down.
It was discovered that Glassman’s inoperable brain cancer was actually a treatable low-grade glioma, and Shore recently opened up about what that means going forward.
“To be honest, people seem to die on TV way more than they die in real life,” he said. “For your regular characters, it seems to be the go-to place. But Glassman’s not out of the woods, and I think it’s much more realistic and much more interesting and a greater storytelling opportunity to explore that journey of being sick.
“This is a show about medicine, and we have guest stars come in and get sick and get better and whatever. How do our people deal with that?
“How is Dr Glassman going to deal with his illness going forward? How is Dr Murphy going to deal with a sick mentor? What is that going to do to their relationship? What challenges is that going to present? I want to fully explore that.”
The Good Doctor airs on ABC.
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