New Amsterdam is an American television drama which aired for eight episodes in 2008 on Fox.
The series starred Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as “John Amsterdam” (real name Johann van der Zee), an immortal Dutch man born in 1607, who has lived in New York City on and off since he was 14 years old, and who is a homicide detective in the present day.
John and Eva investigate the death of a homeless man whose best friend believes that his overdose was actually a homicide. They uncover a mysterious connection between the new homeless shelter and an expensive guitar (a Gibson L-00 once belonging to Robert Johnson) the dead homeless man kept in his locker. Meanwhile, John remembers when he struggled with addictions and entered a 12-step program back in 1964 after passing out drunk one too many times and ending up in the psych ward. Also, Sara begins to believe that John is hiding a secret from her.
New Amsterdam Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 24 March 2008.
- Running Time: 43 minutes.
- Rating: TV-14.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.