NBC’s given a series order to New Amsterdam, a medical drama set to star Ryan Eggold. Eggold previously starred in the network’s The Blacklist and its spinoff, The Blacklist: Redemption, which was canceled after one season.
In addition to Ryan Eggold, the cast of New Amsterdam includes Janet Montgomery (Salem, This Is Us), Tyler Labine (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency), Jocko Sims (The Last Ship, Masters of Sex), Freema Agyeman (Sense8, The Carrie Diaries), and J Anupam Kher (The Indian Detective).
New Amsterdam has David Schulner on board as writer and executive producer. Schulner’s series writing credits include Emerald City, Do No Harm, The Event, and Trauma. Kate Dennis is confirmed to direct and executive produce the pilot. Dennis has directed episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale, The Mindy Project, Sleepy Hollow, Secrets & Lies, and The Secret Life of Us.
The medical drama has Peter Horton (Grey’s Anatomy, Six Degrees) attached as an executive producer, with Dr. Eric Manheimer producing. Manheimer wrote the memoir Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital and served as the Chief Medical Director at Bellevue Hospital and Medical Center for 15 years.
NBC has not announced when the series will be added to their primetime lineup. New Amsterdam‘s a Universal Television, Pico Creek Productions and Mount Moriah production.
The Plot: Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin (Eggold), the institution’s newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before. 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.