It’s officially confirmed that NBC’s popular medical drama “New Amsterdam” will say its final goodbye to the snow with its earlier declared the fifth season. The ending season will consist a total of 13 episodes, making it the briefest one for the program.
The series is conceived by David Schulner and is presently in its 4th season. It stars Ryan Eggold (as MD Max Goodwin), Freema Agyeman (as Dr. Helen Sharpe), Jocko Sims (as Dr. Floyd Reynolds), Janet Montgomery (as Dr. Lauren Bloom), Tyler Labine (Dr. Ignatius “Iggy” Frome), and Anupam Kher (Dr. Vijay Kapoor). Also. Daniel Dae Kim star as Dr. Cassian Shin, a professional trauma surgeon).
Ever since being ordered for seasons third, fourth, and fifth back in January 2020, the show has witnessed a dramatic decline in ratings.
Deadline reports: “New Amsterdam has slipped in the ratings, currently ranking below most established NBC dramas, which makes for challenging economics given its cost.”
“The story of Max Goodwin, and his never-ending commitment to patients at New Amsterdam, has been inspiring,” stated Lisa Katz, Head of Scripted Programming at NBCUniversal Television & Streaming. “We’re so grateful to David Schulner, Peter Horton, and our cast and crew for their incredible dedication, talent, and collaboration.”
“When I first read the pilot script for New Amsterdam, I knew we had a winner. We cheered Max’s disruption of the status quo and applauded when he asked his patients the simple yet profound question, ‘How can I help?’,” explained Erin Underhill, Boss of Universal Television. “Over the last four seasons, David, Peter, and our incredible cast have tackled important and thought-provoking stories that have touched on the human condition, but also made us laugh and imbued hope. We’re so proud of this series and are indebted to everyone involved in bringing New Amsterdam to life. Bravo!”
Series creator David Schulner talked proudly of the show’s legacy that proceeds beyond earnings, viewership, and trophies.
“As my emotions swing from sadness to pride, I’d like to share New Amsterdam‘s recognition by the World Health Organization, which makes us more proud than any award or non-linear 30-day ratings curve ever could,” he stated.
Schulner is directed to a note he had obtained last year from Christopher Bailey, the Arts and Health leader at WHO, in which he advised him and his squad “how much many of us at WHO appreciate your work and your show.”
Unfortunately, the medical drama will come to a close with its fifth season which has yet to be released.