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New Amsterdam season 4: next episode and everything we know about the medical drama

New Amsterdam season 4 Ryan Eggold Freema Agyeman Rizi Timane
(Image credit: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

The team of doctors and the hospital at the center of New Amsterdam are back at it in the fourth season of the medical drama. 

Based on the memoir Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital by Eric Manheimer, David Schulner created the series, which is the latest medical drama from NBC, which has previously given fans ER and currently also has Chicago Med as part of its primetime lineup.

It was recently announced that New Amsterdam is nearing it end, as next season, the show's fifth, will be its last.

In the meantime, though, here’s everything that you need to know about season four of New Amsterdam.

When is the next New Amsterdam episode?

After returning with an an all new episode on Feb. 22, New Amsterdam fans are going to have to be patient again, as the next episode of the medical drama isn't scheduled to air until April 19. However, NBC did share a teaser of what is in store when new episodes do return. Give it a watch below.

What is the plot of New Amsterdam?

New Amsterdam follows Dr. Max Goodwin, the medical director at America’s oldest public hospital, who breaks the rules as he takes on a mission of reworking the U.S. medical system. The show also dives into the personal lives of Dr. Goodwin and other members of the hospital staff.

Season four is meant to be a new chapter for Dr. Goodwin and company after a turbulent year. The first episode of the new season is titled “More Joy,” as the characters attempt to figure out how to find and hold on to the joy in their lives. This includes Max embracing his long-held feelings for Dr. Helen Sharpe; Dr. Lauren Bloom’s relationship with Dr. Leyla Shinwari, who is now her resident; Dr. Iggy Frome’s new career and Dr. Floyd Reynold’s personal engagements.

There is also a new presence in the hospital, Dr. Veronica Fuentes. She arrives at New Amsterdam to help turn around the overburdened and underfunded hospital. One of her first steps is to end all of the progressive programs that Max has built over the first three seasons.

Who is in the New Amsterdam cast?

The principal cast of New Amsterdam is made up of Ryan Eggold as Dr. Max Goodwin; Freema Agyeman as Dr. Helen Sharpe; Janet Montgomery as Dr. Lauren Bloom; Jocko Sims as Dr. Floyd Reynolds; and Tyler Labine as Dr. Iggy Frome. This quintet has appeared in every episode of New Amsterdam thus far.

Joining the show this season will be Michelle Forbes, who is tapped to recur throughout the fourth season as Dr. Veronica Fuentes.

Here’s a rundown of other members of the cast:

  • Alejandro Hernandez - Casey Acosta
  • Anupam Kher - Dr. Vijay Kapoor 
  • Em Grosland - Nurse Brunstetter 
  • Christine Chang - Dr. Agnes Kao 
  • Debra Monk - Karen Brantley 
  • Shiva Kalaiselvan - Dr. Leyla Shinwari 

Full list is available on IMDb (opens in new tab)

How to watch New Amsterdam

New Amsterdam, as an NBC show, is readily available to traditional cable/satellite pay-TV subscribers as all providers include the network in their service. Another old school option is a TV antenna, which can pick up the signal of viewers’ local NBC stations. Of course if you’ve made the move to the newer live TV streaming services. NBC is still essentially omnipresent, as major services like Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube all feature the network, as do others. 

If you’ve cut the cord entirely from pay-TV services, there are multiple streaming options to watch all new episodes of New Amsterdam. Both Hulu and NBCUniversal’s own streaming platform Peacock will provide the latest episode of New Amsterdam to its subscribers the very next day after it airs on broadcast. Please note, you need to be a subscriber to Peacock Premium in order to access next-day episodes; only previous seasons are available on the free version of Peacock. 

UK viewers can also tune in to the medical drama, with the first three seasons available through Sky TV. New Amsterdam season 4 has not yet debuted in the UK, and a release date it unknown at this time, but previously the seasons have dropped somewhere between four to six months after airing in the US.

Should none of these options for watching New Amsterdam work for you, a handy tool for anyone, anywhere is a virtual private network, or VPN. A VPN is designed to route network traffic through a specific set of servers in a specific country, allowing viewers to watch content on an encrypted feed over a computer.  

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ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is one of the easiest and affordable ways to watch what you want from anywhere you want to watch it. Plus it'll help keep your network traffic away from any prying eyes on public networks.

And it's a great way to keep up with action from anywhere in the world.

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.