US medical drama New Amsterdam is heading to UK TV this February, following a new deal with Amazon Prime Video.
Based on the best-selling book Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital by Eric Manheimer and his fifteen years as Medical Director at the hospital, New Amsterdam stars Ryan Eggold (The Blacklist) as Dr. Max Goodwin, Janet Montgomery (The Romanoffs) as Dr. Lauren Bloom, Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who) as Dr. Helen Sharpe, Jocko Sims (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) as Dr. Floyd Reynolds, Anupam Kher (Silver Linings Playbook) as Dr. Vijay Kapoor and Tyler Labine (StartUp) as Dr. Iggy Frome.
Inspired by the oldest public hospital in America, the drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Goodwin, the institution’s newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. Not taking “no” for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital — the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the United States under one roof — and return it to the glory that put it on the map.
New Amsterdam is produced by Universal Television in association with Pico Creek Productions and Mount Moriah. David Schulner will write and executive produce. Kate Dennis directed and executive produced the pilot episode, with Peter Horton on board as executive producer and Dr. Eric Manheimer as producer.
The series will premiere in the UK on Amazon Prime Video on 8th February, with all of the Season 1 episodes that have already aired in the US landing at once. Subsequent episodes will then launch weekly on Wednesdays, following their US broadcast.