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.
When police find a bullet-ridden body in an apartment in Chinatown, where Donald Chen leads New York’s Tong gang. John and Eva are called to investigate, and it is revealed that John knows that Chen’s great-grandfather was a police informant. The deceased young man’s striking similarity to Roosevelt – a son John lost contact with c. 1912 – prompting him to take a personal interest in the case. The search for the killer leads John to the Spoors, a violent crime family headed by Roosevelt’s descendants. The discovery makes John question the actions of his past and the reverberating consequences they have on those around him.
New Amsterdam Series
You can find a full index and overview of New Amsterdam here.
Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 31 March 2008.
- Running Time: 43 minutes.
- Rating: TV-14.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.