New Amsterdam Season 5: Everything we know so far

New Amsterdam Season 5: Everything we know so far
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Is New Amsterdam finally returning for another season? Here’s everything you need to know about New Amsterdam Season 5. 

New Amsterdam is an American medical drama television series that premiered on NBC on September 25, 2018. It is based on Eric Manheimer’s book Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital. David Schulner is the creator of the show.

The characters in this show are so real that you can sense their influence even after you’ve finished watching each episode. The focus of this series is patient-centered care. If you’re looking for anything comparable to Grey’s Anatomy, these shows are entirely unconnected. 

New Amsterdam Season 5: Everything we know so far

The storyline and direction are both great which has drawn viewers to tune into watching four seasons. If you’ve been wondering when New Amsterdam would be back for any more seasons when we have some exciting news for you.

We’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast, so you can get excited about the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on NBC. Here’s all we know about New Amsterdam Season 5 so far.

New Amsterdam Season 5: Everything we know so far

Will there be a Season 5 of New Amsterdam?

Yes, it is official that, New Amsterdam, will be returning to your tv screen for another season. The sitcom was renewed for three more seasons by NBC in January 2020. Seasons 3 and 4 have already aired on the network.

Moreover, it was revealed in March 2022 that the series will finish after a 13-episode fifth season, making it the franchise’s final season. The renewal was shared on the official Twitter handle of New Amsterdam, quoting, “Third time, no harm. #NewAmsterdam has been renewed for 3 more seasons!” Take a look at the official announcement below: 

Moreover, Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Programming for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, told Deadline, “The story of Max Goodwin, and his never-ending commitment to patients at New Amsterdam, has been inspiring,” Further adding, “We’re so grateful to [creator/executive producer] David Schulner, [director/executive producer] Peter Horton, and our cast and crew for their incredible dedication, talent and collaboration.”

Erin Underhill, president of Universal Television, added: “When I first read the pilot script for New Amsterdam, I knew we had a winner. We cheered Max’s disruption of the status quo and applauded when he asked his patients the simple yet profound question, ‘How can I help?’

Over the last four seasons, David, Peter, and our incredible cast have tackled important and thought-provoking stories that have touched on the human condition, but also made us laugh and imbued hope. We’re so proud of this series and are indebted to everyone involved in bringing New Amsterdam to life. Bravo!”

New Amsterdam Season 5: Everything we know so far

New Amsterdam Season 5 Potential Release Date

The exact release date of the upcoming season is yet to be confirmed by the NBC network as of June 6, 2022. But on the bright side, the fans were assured that the upcoming season is not delayed and will be released sooner than they anticipated.

The official press release by NBC for the New Amsterdam Season 5 release date states, “While we don’t have an exact premiere date just yet, NBC announced in May that New Amsterdam Season 5 would return during its fall 2022 lineup. The show is also keeping its Tuesday, 10 p.m. ET time slot.” 


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Take a look at the official schedule for this month for the season finale which was also confirmed by the official NBC Instagram handle, quoting, “May it be a great month for TV on NBC!” 

If we have to predict the release date with will be around the months of September to November by considering the pattern of the previous season’s release date. Moreover, We would like to highlight that this is just speculation at this point in time. So, in the next coming months, NBC will reveal and confirm the official release dates for the new season, which fans should keep a watch on.

Take a look at some fan’s reactions to the series finale season

New Amsterdam Season 5 Plot

The season is expected to peck up from the finale episode of the fourth season, I’ll Be Your Shelter, released on May 24, 2022. The episode was directed by Michael Slovis and written by David Schulner & Erika Green Swafford. It was estimated that the episode was viewed by 3.45 million US viewers. So, it is expected that this already established premise will lead to the pilot episode of New Amsterdam Season 5

Moreover, as mentioned in the official press release for the upcoming final season of New Amsterdam, we can see a complicated love triangle between Lyn Malvo and Claude Baptiste. “Since Season 4 is currently airing (the finale airs Tuesday, May 24 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC), it’s a little too early to reveal any upcoming storylines. However Sims, whose played Dr. Reynolds since Season 1, has some ideas for his character. And it’s related to the extremely complicated love triangle between Lyn Malvo (Frances Turner)—who is allegedly pregnant with his child—and her husband Claude Baptiste (Andre Blake)”

New Amsterdam Season 5: Everything we know so far

Further adding, “I would hope that he finds a good balance with his kid and Dr. Malvo, who is the mother of his child—if that is such the case, right?” Sims told NBC Insider. “There’s all kinds of twists and turns in television. And I hope that he’s able to get some answers to some questions that he has, regarding his father.” 

The tone for the season has been set by the previous episodes, which will see the story develop and extend in ways that will interest people watching the show. Many episodes have so far been well received by viewers and die-hard fans, enticing them to watch the series when it duly premieres on-air or via streaming service. Hence, we’ll have to wait and watch what happens with Reynolds and the rest of the doctors in the following months. 

New Amsterdam Season 5: Everything we know so far

Why did NBC cancel New Amsterdam after Season 5?

According to Deadline, Following a strong start in the 2018-19 season, New Amsterdam has sunk in the ratings, currently placing behind most established NBC dramas, posing economic challenges given the show’s high cost. Despite air-pattern issues, it continues to be a decent performer, averaging a 1.13 rating in adults 18-49 and 7.2 million people in Live+7 and multi-platform viewing this season.  

David Schulner, the show creator, spoke about New Amsterdam’s legacy, which goes beyond economics, ratings, and accolades. Where he stated, “As my emotions swing from sadness to pride, I’d like to share New Amsterdam‘s recognition by the World Health Organization, which makes us more proud than any award or non-linear 30-day ratings curve ever could,” he said.

New Amsterdam Season 5: Everything we know so far

New Amsterdam Season 5 Cast

The original cast members from Season 4 are expected to reprise their roles and continue the story in the next chapter. The list of the prominent characters of the series is as follows: 

  • Ryan Eggold as Dr. Max Goodwin
  • Janet Montgomery as Dr. Lauren Bloom
  • Freema Agyeman as Dr. Helen Sharpe
  • Jocko Sims as Dr. Floyd Reynolds
  • Tyler Labine as Dr. Ignatius “Iggy” Frome
  • Sandra Mae Frank as Dr. Elizabeth Wilder 

Moreover, the network has yet to make any new casting announcements or any return of prior cast members as of June 6, 2022. So, we recommend that fans wait patiently for these developments, as the network will notify fans, and if any additional cast members join the upcoming season. As the viewers will be presented with character descriptions to better understand the dynamics and explore those individuals more in the following season.

New Amsterdam Season 5: Everything we know so far

New Amsterdam Season 5 Episodes

The fifth and final season of New Amsterdam would have a shortened run with 13 episodes as compared to the previous seasons. The episodes are estimated to have an average runtime of 43 minutes. We’d also like to point out that, as of June 6, 2022, the exact episode titles for the upcoming season cannot be confirmed, as the titles of each episode vary, which is ultimately dependent on the plot that the episodes intend to convey to the audience in a short manner. 

Meanwhile, we suggest fans to patiently wait and binge-watch Season 4 which recently aired in order to update their recollection of certain significant plotlines and keep an eye out for details that will release in the coming months about the series episode titles and dates. Take a look at New Amsterdam Season 4 official trailer below:

New Amsterdam Season 4 "Sharpwin" Trailer (HD)

Where to stream New Amsterdam Season 5?

New Amsterdam Season 5 will be available to stream on various digital streaming platforms like the previous seasons. Right now you can watch New Amsterdam on Peacock, fuboTV, and Hulu Plus.

You can also stream New Amsterdam by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on NBC’s official website for free where the episodes are published after they air on the TV channel. 

New Amsterdam Season 5: Everything we know so far

Is there any trailer for New Amsterdam Season 5?

No, because Season 4 recently aired its finale episode on May 24, 2022. As a result, releasing a trailer or promo, so that fans may learn more about the next season’s plotlines and see new features that the characters will explore is way too early for the network.

The official promotional material will be released when the series’ premiere dates draw close. In the meantime, watch these exclusive best bloopers and silly behind-the-scenes moments from Season 4, released on the official NBC YouTube channel on May 25, 2022. 

Season 4 Blooper Reel | NBC's New Amsterdam

New Amsterdam Official Synopsis 

The official synopsis of the series states, “A new medical director breaks the rules to heal the system at America’s oldest public hospital. 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.”

Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more New Amsterdam Season 5 updates.