New Amsterdam is getting a second UK home. Channel 4’s digi-net More4 has acquired the linear rights to the Ryan Eggold fronted medical drama. NBCUniversal International Distribution handles global sales. The show’s first season is expected to premiere on the channel later this month.
New Amsterdam follows Dr. Max Goodwin, Bellevue Hospital’s newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. Not taking “no” for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital and return it to the glory that put it on the map.
The drama series, which is inspired by Dr. Eric Manheimer’s memoir “Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital” and his fifteen years as Medical Director at the hospital, is produced by Universal Television, Pico Creek Productions and Mount Moriah and stars Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher and Tyler Labine. Series creator David Schulner serves as executive producer alongside Peter Horton. Kate Dennis directed and executive produced the pilot.
This marks the second UK deal for New Amsterdam. Amazon Prime Video UK previously inked a deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution for first window rights to the series. The streaming service continues to hold said rights and will be launching the second season of New Amsterdam later this year. At More4, New Amsterdam joins a limited slate of first-run U.S. acquisitions that also includes CBS All Access’ The Good Wife spin-off The Good Fight and NBC’s This Is Us.