Daniel Dae Kim Reflects on the End of ‘The Good Doctor’ and Hints at Possible Return in Final Season

As ‘The Good Doctor‘ gears up for its seventh and final season, executive producer Daniel Dae Kim takes a moment to reflect on the remarkable journey of the medical drama. Speaking to Deadline at the premiere of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender,’ where Kim takes on the role of Fire Lord Ozai in the Netflix live-action series, he shared his sentiments about bidding farewell to the beloved show.

Acknowledging the rarity of a seven-year run, Kim expressed gratitude to everyone involved in the success of ‘The Good Doctor.’ Having been part of three series that surpassed the 100-episode mark, including ‘Lost‘ and ‘Hawaii Five-0,’ he emphasized the significance of this accomplishment.

When asked about the possibility of reprising his role as Dr. Jackson Han in the final season, Kim conveyed his enthusiasm, stating that he would “love to come back.”

However, with ongoing commitments, including his upcoming project ‘Butterfly‘ for Prime Video, he hinted at scheduling challenges. Kim, who played Dr. Jackson Han in a 5-episode arc spanning seasons 2 and 3, expressed appreciation for the character and the show.

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Currently, Daniel Dae Kim is set to embark on a new venture in South Korea for ‘Butterfly.’ As the lead in this six-episode spy thriller, he dives into the intricate world of global espionage, portraying David Jung, a former US intelligence operative facing the consequences of a life-altering decision.

Developed by Kim’s production company, 3AD, which also contributed to ‘The Good Doctor,’ ‘Butterfly‘ explores complex family dynamics in the context of espionage. Adapted from Arash Amel’s graphic novel series, the show promises a character-driven narrative that delves into the unpredictable and enigmatic life of its lead character.

As ‘The Good Doctor‘ bids farewell, fans remain hopeful for a cameo appearance by Daniel Dae Kim, adding an extra layer of anticipation to the show’s final season.

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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