New ABC TV drama to focus on autism

Top American channel ABC will introduce a prime-time drama this year with a lead character on the autism spectrum.

The one-hour-long drama called 'The Good Doctor', has a character called Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism who works in a top hospital.

Shaun uses his medical gifts to save lives and challenge the doubts shown by his colleagues. 'The Good Doctor' will air from August, although the exact date has not yet been announced.

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