The Good Doctor star lands next TV series role with NBC sci-fi drama

Hannah Lovejoy
·2-min read
Photo credit: ABC
Photo credit: ABC

From Digital Spy

The Good Doctor star Nicholas Gonzalez has landed a brand new role in an upcoming NBC sci-fi drama titled La Brea. The show also stars Eoin Macken, Natalie Zea, Jon Seda, Veronica St. Clair, Chiké Okonkwo, Jack Martin, Zyra Gorecki and Lily Santiago.

In the new show, Gonzalez will play the role of Levi Brooks, an Air Force pilot who is recruited to lead the rescue efforts after some people fall into a sinkhole in Los Angeles.

Gonzalez played the role of Dr Melendez in The Good Doctor for three seasons and he returned briefly in season four. The medical drama entered its fourth season with a massive story after Dr Melendez died in the season three finale.

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Photo credit: ABC

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Gonzalez shared the La Brea casting announcement with his Instagram writing in the caption: "Mooovin’ on a deeeluxe #Melbourne. Beyond excited to join this talented family. See ya soon! Only on @nbc #LaBrea."

Rohan Mirchandaney has also been cast alongside Gonzalez in the NBC show. He will star as Scott in the new series, a tour guide from the Tar Pits Museum, who uses his sense of humour to help him cope with unnerving situations.

The mysterious sinkhole in La Brea opens up in the heart of Los Angeles and tears a family of four in half: the mother and son are together on one side, while the daughter and father are left on the other.

Photo credit: ABC
Photo credit: ABC

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Once they are split up, some of the family ends up in an alternative evil world along with a group of strangers. They will have to come together in order to survive, figure out where they are and find a way back to normality.

The new NBC series is written and executive produced by David Appelbaum. Other executive producers for La Brea include Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt and Ken Woodruff.

There is currently no set release date for La Brea but it will air on NBC.

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