The Good Doctor adds new cast members for final season

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Everything's Gonna Be Okay star Kayla Cromer and Unsolved's Wavyy Jonez have joined the cast of The Good Doctor for season seven.

The medical drama's farewell series premieres next month (February 20), following the departures of Hill Harper and Brandon Larracuente as Dr Marcus Andrews and Dr Danny Perez.

ABC have since announced the additions of two third-year medical students. Charlene 'Charlie' Lukaitis (Cromer) and Dominick 'Dom' Hubank (Jonez) will begin their rotation at St Bonaventure's Hospital in the second episode of season seven, according to TVLine.

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Charlie is described as excited for her new rotation and the opportunity to work with her hero Dr Shaun Murphy, played by Freddie Highmore.

"Like Shaun, she has Autism Spectrum Disorder, and she has idolised him since she first saw the viral video of him saving a boy's life at the San Jose airport. Empowered and energetic, her passion for surgery may only be matched by her love for Taylor Swift," reads the character's official description. An important step for representation, Kayla has also been diagnosed with autism in real life.

Fellow third year Dom is "a gentle giant who was hoping this surgical rotation was just a box to check on his way to become the family doctor in his underserved community".

His description continues: "But this former football player learns he isn't as tough as he appears when he faints at the sight of blood. Too big to fail, Dom must overcome his newly discovered hemophobia, and will need his peer and friend Charlie to do so."

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The Good Doctor was confirmed to be ending after season seven earlier this month, shortly after its legal spin-off The Good Lawyer was cancelled by the network.

"The Good Doctor has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but it's time to say goodbye. We are incredibly proud of the work we've done and the message we've been privileged to be a part of," said producers David Shore, Liz Friedman and Erin Gunn in a statement.

"We look forward to giving our fantastic fans, the truly extraordinary Freddie Highmore, the rest of our talented actors (and friends), and the best crew in the business the series ending that you all deserve."

The Good Doctor returns on Tuesday, February 20 on ABC in the US, and on Sky Witness and NOW in the UK.

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