Dr. Max Goodwin is brilliant, charming -- and the new medical director at America's oldest public hospital. While he's set on tearing down the bureaucracy to provide exceptional care, the doctors and staff are not so sure. They've heard this before, and no one else has delivered on those promises. Not taking "no" for an answer, Max disrupts the status quo and proves 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 Island and the president of the United States all under one roof -- and return it to the glory that put it on the map. Inspired by Bellevue in New York City.
Did You Know?
Freema Agyeman (Helen Sharpe) had played another medical doctor Martha Jones in Doctor Who. In a Doctor Who novel featuring Martha, The Last Dodo published in 2007, its author Jacqueline Rayner wrote that Martha found medical dramas hilarious after she started as a medical student at a hospital. New Amsterdam is one such medical drama although the publication of the Doctor Who novel came more than a decade before the debut of New Amsterdam with Freema Agyeman in 2018. See more