Amazon Prime Video Picks Up UK Rights To NBC Medical Drama ‘New Amsterdam’; Sets February Premiere


New Amsterdam is heading to the UK after Amazon picked up the rights to the NBC medial thriller.

The drama, which stars The Blacklist’s Ryan Eggold, will launch on Amazon Prime Video on 8 February with the first tranche of episodes available and will subsequently air episodes weekly as they run on the U.S. network.

The series, which is based on best-selling book Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital by Eric Manheimer, was the first freshman network series of 2018 to be handed a back nine order, taking its full-season order to 22.

Inspired by the oldest public hospital in America, the medical drama follows Dr. Max Goodwin, played by Eggold, the institution’s newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy. The cast also includes Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher and Tyler Labine.

David Schulner created the show and writes and executive produces. Kate Dennis directed and executive produced the pilot. Peter Horton also executive produces. Dr. Eric Manheimer produces. New Amsterdam is produced by Universal Television, Pico Creek Productions and Mount Moriah.

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