Kennedy McMann might have a new lead role in the form of The Good Doctor spinoff, The Good Lawyer.
McMann starred in the CW’s Nancy Drew which returns for its final season later this year. The show puts a supernatural spin on the well-known young detective. Nancy Drew consists of 4 seasons and premiered on 9 October 2019. It is based on the book series by Edward Stratemeyer. The show had a spinoff Tom Swift which was cancelled after its first season.
The pilot is a back door pilot meaning it also functions of an episode of an existing show.
The Good Lawyer
In the episode, Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) seeks legal representation to help him win a case. He chooses a promising, young lawyer, Joni DeGroot (McMann) who has obsessive compulsive disorder.
The brilliant, funny and self-aware Joni is relatively new to her prestigious law firm when she takes Shaun’s case. Living with OCD, Joni has never wanted to be treated differently. While her symptoms take a toll on her personal and professional life. It is her attention to detail that allows her to see cases through a different lens.
McMann has spoken about her own lifelong struggles with OCD.
Felicity Huffman will guest star as Janet Stewart, a highly regarded attorney and partner at the law firm with a fierce intellect and dry wit. A seasoned veteran, Janet has represented Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff) in several legal matters over the years, so he turns to her to represent his beloved protégé. But when Shaun declares that he wants Joni to represent him, Janet is forced to let Joni take lead on the case.
The relationship between Joni and Stewart somewhat echoes that between Sean and Glassman on The Good Doctor.
The Good Doctor stars Highmore as Shaun, Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews, Schiff as Glassman, Fiona Gubelmann as Dr. Morgan Reznick, Will Yun Lee as Dr. Alex Park, Christina Chang as Dr. Audrey Lim, Paige Spara as Lea Dilallo, Bria Samoné Henderson as Dr. Jordan Allen and Noah Galvin as Dr. Asher Wolke.