Since its premiere on NBC in September 2018, New Amsterdam has attained a loyal fan following who love the characters, relationships, and situations of the series. Thankfully, Netflix viewers finally had the chance to watch the show when seasons 1 and 2 arrive on Jan. 1.
The series stars Ryan Eggold as Dr. Max Goodwin, who becomes the medical director of the New Amsterdam Hospital in New York City. As one of the oldest public hospitals in the city, Dr. Goodwin looks to help reform the hospital to best serve its many patients in need of good care. But who else stars in the long-running medical drama? And for those watching the series on Netflix for the first time, is the series based on a real hospital and will more seasons of the series hit Netflix in the future? Let’s meet the cast and more below!
New Amsterdam cast
Unlike other medical dramas, New Amsterdam has maintained a rather small main cast for its five-season run. On top of that, the series hasn’t been a revolving door of departing characters and new additions, with only two cast members leaving and one joining. Ryan Eggold as Dr. Maximus “Max” Goodwin Freema Agyeman as Dr. Helen Sharpe (seasons 1-4) Janet Montgomery as Dr. Lauren Bloom Jocko Sims as Dr. Floyd Reynolds Tyler Labine as Dr. Ignatius “Iggy” Frome Anupam Kher as Dr. Vijay Kapoor (seasons 1-3) Sandra Mae Frank as Dr. Elizabeth Wilder (season 5)
New Amsterdam hospital location
Even though New Amsterdam Hospital isn’t an actual and operational hospital in New York City, the series bases its setting on a real hospital in the city. Bellevue Hospital inspired the titular hospital, and the series has even filmed in the hospital. Likewise, Max Goodwin is based on Dr. Eric Manheimer, who wrote the book Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital.
Is New Amsterdam ending?
Yes, New Amsterdam will end with its fifth season when the series finale airs on NBC on Jan. 17, 2023. Right now, only the first two seasons of the series are available on Netflix, and it’s unclear if more will join them in the future. But if you want to watch additional episodes, the complete series can be streamed on Peacock and the fifth season is available on NBC’s website.