New Amsterdam Season 5 will soon be back on NBC, but the cast has minor changes. Unfortunately, we’ll bid farewell to one of the core cast members. You’ll read more about her in the article below!
When will New Amsterdam’s 5th season premiere?
New Amsterdam will return to NBC on 20th September (Tuesday) 2022 at 10 p.m. E.T. Sadly, this will be the series’ last season as the show will end its run with the 5th installment. And it will also be a short season of only 13 episodes.
The reasons behind this decision are not known yet. But we are assuming that it was because of the ratings, which were not up to the mark. As for any show to continue, it has to give the desired output. NBC was not receiving the desired output from the show, which was necessary for its production. New Amsterdam, unfortunately, became the least popular show on the site. Even though it got around 7 million views per episode. But in comparison to other shows like Chicago Med, the series was struggling.
The show also became uneconomic to manage. During the Covid crisis, the precautions added to the cost, which made things even more difficult. However, the entire cast and crew worked hard even during those times. So, this increased production cost and declining ratings can be blamed for the show’s ending. When a fan asked whether some streaming site could save it, Labine answered the question by saying that for now, he doesn’t know if either Peacock or Netflix can save the show because it is a relatively expensive show to keep up with. But he won’t be surprised if other streaming sites give a chance to the existing seasons to stream on their site.
The show, which began with a thud, is now sadly coming to an abrupt end. In the beginning, the ratings were quite good, but as the show progressed, it lost its essence. So, this answers your questions about its cancellation.
What will happen in the 5th season of New Amsterdam?
The story will end with the 5th season, so expect the writers to end it conclusively. We are not sure what will happen as there is no plot synopsis. But it will surely be an emotional ride for the fans!
However, things will come full circle. You’ll get to see the characters in their exact places from where they started. The showrunners confirmed this as, according to them, this seems like a perfect way of bringing the stories of all characters to an end. Schuldner wants the team to show the characters in the same place as they were years ago.
Is there a trailer for New Amsterdam Season 5?
There is no official trailer for New Amsterdam’s 5th season. However, you can stream the previous four seasons on Peacock. And there are multiple fan-made edits and trailers which you can enjoy on YouTube. As the show is returning in September, you won’t have to wait long to catch a glimpse of the show.
Who will feature in the New Amsterdam Season 5?
Freema Agyeman revealed a while ago that she would not return for the 5th season of the show. So, this means that Dr. Helen Sharpe will nowhere be seen in the upcoming season. She broke this sad news to the fans via her Instagram account. She thanked the fans and the supporters for showing her love throughout the four seasons but sadly, now the time has come for her to step down. But she will still watch the 5th season as a fan to see how the story concludes. Agyeman did not reveal the reason behind her departure, but this seemed inevitable as her character’s fate was left high up in the air. Agyeman will be featured in Dreamland (the next project of Sharon Horgan). It seemed like the filming schedules were clashing, so she had to take this decision.
You’ll now see Sandra Mae Frank as a regular series in the upcoming season. So, expect to see more of Dr. Elizabeth Wilder. Other main cast members who will feature in the upcoming season include:
- Janet Montgomery (Lauren Bloom)
- Jocko Sims (Floyd Reynolds)
- Tyler Labine (Iggy Frome)
So, that was everything you needed to know about the upcoming season of New Amsterdam. Don’t forget to tune in in September! Bookmark this page for more updates.