'New Amsterdam' Season 3: When will it return and what we already know about Episode 1
'New Amsterdam' recently aired its season 2 finale opting to not air their original finale episode titled 'Pandemic'
The world has been suffering through a pandemic, and while medical dramas on screen seem to be awaited every week, right now, they are a huge trigger. Unwarranted entertainment based on frontline healthcare workers is not needed, as these medical professionals are risking their lives treating actual patients affected by a novel virus that has no intention of slowing down.
'New Amsterdam' creator, executive producer, and showrunner David Schulner wrote, "The world needs a lot less fiction right now, and a lot more facts." He continued, "We shot a fictional pandemic episode right before a real pandemic hit. People are dying in real life. Do we really want to watch fake people die too? ... The reason we engage with fiction is to watch our heroes battle the monsters we can’t and to learn from their struggle. There’s hope in that. Hope is the reason fiction exists."
'New Amsterdam' recently aired its Season 2 finale opting to not air their original finale episode titled 'Pandemic' and chose to instead air an episode titled, 'Matter of Seconds.' While the new medical drama has sparred a huge pubic interest, we support their decision to not make entertainment out of a very real situation. While the series has been renewed for a third season, fans may have to wait longer than usual for its return to the small screen.
The episode 'Pandemic' will air next season. "I think we have to in some way because we are firmly in the real world. Like you said, we’re dealing with real-world health issues. How can we ignore the biggest one in our lifetime? I think all our current plans are thrown out the window," said Schulner when asked if he was "going to tackle the coronavirus pandemic next season".
In January 2020, Paul Telegdy, NBC Entertainment chairman announced that the fan-favorite medical drama has been renewed for three more seasons. Then, the pandemic hit, and the show had to pause production this March along with many other productions under NBCUniversal. It seems as though the characters, their timelines and narratives will greatly be affected, but needless to say, the show has not been canceled. With its already incredible narrative and a huge fan base, we expect nothing but the best.
There has been no actual date set for the release of Season 3, but we do know it's coming so that's a relief.