Deadline is reporting that NBC has given a series order to medical drama New Amsterdam, making it the second new series the network has picked up for 2018-19 behind period drama The Gilded Age.
Based on the book by Eric Manheimer and developed for television by David Schulner (Emerald City), New Amsterdam tells the story of Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold), the newest medical director at Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in the United States. Not content with taking “no” for an answer, Dr. Goodwin is willing to do anything it takes to help the understaffed, underfunded, and underappreciated hospital return to its former glory.
In addition to Eggold, New Amsterdam stars Freema Agyeman (The Carrie Diaries), Janet Montgomery (Salem), Jocko Sims (The Last Ship), Anupam Kher (Sense8), and Tyler Labine (Reaper). The series will be the second medical drama on NBC following Chicago Med, which has yet to be renewed but is considered a lock to return. How NBC schedules both shows, be it by premiering New Amsterdam midseason or holding Chicago Med to give the new show a big push in the fall, remains to be seen.
Last year NBC also gave out the first series orders of the pre-upfronts period, this time to Rise and For God and Country, with the latter soon to be known as The Brave.