Series New Amsterdam quickly won the hearts of viewers around the world, becoming an international hit. Much of this is due to the fact that there is a bit of truth in it, and some of the events shown in it will actually happen. The production was based on the diaries of a doctor Eric Manheimer, who worked at Bellevue Hospital in New York. In an interview given to the monthly Ms. actor Ryan Eggold whether he had read the journals in preparation for the role of Max.
I didn’t read those journals when I went to the casting. I was focused on building my version of Dr. Max in my head, who is a fictional character after all. This is not Eric. I was afraid that if I learned too much about him, it would somehow affect my character. And during castings there is no room for error. If you can’t convince everyone in this room that you’re right for the role, you’re out. Repetitions are rare.
I met Erick only on the set and I received many interesting tips from him on how to be an even better “fake” doctor.
New Amsterdam – description of the plot of the season 5 premiere
In the season premiere, Bloom, Iggy and Reynolds support Max as he faces the consequences of Helen’s decision. Bloom gives Leyla more space, but she’s still in for a surprise. Reynolds and Wilder help a terminally ill patient realize his dream of being on a Bollywood show. Meanwhile, Iggy has a breakthrough with a challenging patient.
Premiere episodes of the series New Amsterdam Hospital you can watch every Wednesday at 22:00 on FOX.