New Amsterdam Pandemic Episode Pulled by NBC
According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has pulled an episode of medical drama New Amsterdam that centered around a fictional flu pandemic due to the real-life coronavirus pandemic. The episode was originally scheduled to air on April 7, but NBC will now air reruns of the series on March 31 and April 7 before the season finale on April 14.
In a statement, NBC said: “New Amsterdam has an episode that was written some time ago that focuses on a flu epidemic in New York City. Being sensitive to the current climate, the producers, network and studio have decided that the episode will not air on NBC on April 7 as previously scheduled.”
“I am a writer of fiction. But if I may say, the world needs a lot less fiction right now, and a lot more facts,” added creator David Schulner.
New Amsterdam is inspired by the memoir Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital from Dr. Eric Manheimer, highlighting his 15 years as medical director at the hospital. Ryan Eggold (The Blacklist) plays Dr. Max Goodwin, the newest medical director for the fictional New Amsterdam hospital who sets out tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care.
New Amsterdam also stars Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher, and Tyler Labine. David Schulner writes and executive produces alongside EP Peter Horton. Kate Dennis directed and executive produced the pilot. Manheimer serves as producer.
The series is produced by Universal Television, Pico Creek Productions, and Mount Moriah.
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