New Amsterdam spin off in the works, will be set 30 years after the original series

    NBC is developing a sequel to New Amsterdam centered around Max's daughter, created by David Schulner.

    New Amsterdam (Source: NBC)

    New Amsterdam (Source: NBC)

    Fans of New Amsterdam who craved more content after the NBC series ended its five-season run last year might have something to anticipate. David Schulner, the series creator, executive producer, and showrunner, is working on a spinoff series at NBC set 30 years following the events of the original show.

    Tentatively titled New Amsterdam: Tomorrow, the spinoff follows Luna Goodwin, daughter of Dr. Max Goodwin (played by Ryan Eggold), as she assumes her father's position as Medical Director of New Amsterdam Hospital.

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    Exploring Medical Frontiers

    The sequel is poised to explore the integration of artificial intelligence in pushing the boundaries of medicine, a theme hinted at in the New Amsterdam series finale. The episode introduced a vibrant and enthusiastic new medical director, played by Molly Griggs, who was ultimately revealed to be Max's daughter, Luna Goodwin, portrayed as an adult in flash-forwards.

    In a meaningful moment symbolizing the passing of the baton, Luna delivers a heartfelt speech in the auditorium, echoing her father Max's address from the New Amsterdam pilot, which concludes with his signature line, "How can I help?" It remains uncertain whether Griggs would return to portray the character in the potential sequel.

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    Behind the Scenes

    New Amsterdam: Tomorrow is in development as part of Schulner's deal with Universal Television under his production banner Mount Moriah. Peter Horton, who worked as an executive producer and director on the original series, will direct.

    NBC's choice to conclude New Amsterdam with a shortened fifth season was somewhat unexpected. The medical drama had proven to be a significant breakout success for the network, earning a rare three-season renewal during its second season.

    New Amsterdam (Source: NBC)

    Streaming Success and Network Response

    New Amsterdam experienced a resurgence reminiscent of Suits on Netflix, where the medical drama claimed the top spot just as it was wrapping up its run on NBC. This parallel to the Suits effect led NBC to greenlight a pilot for the spinoff Suits: LA following the original series' immense success on Netflix. Similarly, the network acknowledged New Amsterdam's strong performance on the streaming platform, leading to the commissioning of a script for a potential sequel.

    Schulner started his television journey with the ABC series Once and Again. His portfolio also boasts the critically acclaimed debut season of ABC's Desperate Housewives, as well as work on the WB's Everwood, NBC's Kings, and HBO's Tell Me You Love Me. Additionally, he served as the creator and showrunner for NBC's Do No Harm and as the showrunner for NBC's Emerald City.

    New Amsterdam: Tomorrow offers an exciting prospect for fans of the original series. With Schulner at the helm and Horton directing, the spinoff promises to delve into innovative medical themes while continuing to explore the legacy of the Goodwin family.

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