Amazon Prime Picks Up Medical Drama ‘New Amsterdam’ Season 1 For UK Premiere In February
Amazon Prime has acquired the UK premiere rights to medical drama ‘New Amsterdam‘ the streaming service announced today.
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, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max 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 will direct and executive produce the pilot episode, Peter Horton will also executive produce and Dr. Eric Manheimer will produce.
‘New Amsterdam‘ will launch on Friday, 8th February 2019, beginning with all Season 1 episodes that have aired in the US previously, with subsequent new Season 1 episodes launching weekly on Wednesdays after that. Find out more at www.amazon.co.uk/primevideo