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 becomes fixated on granting the dying wish of his first partner, Andy Gleason, who is slowly wasting away from leukaemia caused by a bullet lodged in his heart. Andy wants the unknown shooter brought to justice before he dies, but the case is more convoluted than anyone originally believes. Memories of John’s beginnings as a homicide detective help him not only piece together clues to his friend’s case, but also prompt John to realise he may be nearing the end of his quest for love and mortality. However, he embarks down a precarious path as his investigation leads to altercations with the Russian mafia and culminates with a shocking end.
New Amsterdam Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 07 April 2008.
- Running Time: 43 minutes.
- Rating: TV-14.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.