New Amsterdam season 5: how to watch, everything to know about the final season

Ryan Eggold, Nora and Opal Clow in New Amsterdam
(Image credit: Ralph Bavaro/NBC)

NBC’s beloved medical drama New Amsterdam returns for its final season. The show was renewed for a final season in March 2022. 

It has been an incredible journey with these characters and fans can expect lots of tears in the final season as we prepare to say goodbye.

Here’s what we know about New Amsterdam season 5. 

How to watch New Amsterdam

You can watch New Amsterdam seasons 1 through 4 on Netflix and Peacock. 

New Amsterdam season 5 is available to stream on Peacock. 

New Amsterdam season 5 episode guide

Stay on top of the final season with our handy New Amsterdam episode guide. 

New Amsterdam season 5 episode 1
Airdate: September 20, 2022
"Bloom, Iggy and Reynolds rally around Max as he deals with the fallout from Helen's decision; Bloom gives extra space to Leyla but is in for a surprise; Reynolds and Wilder help a young terminal patient realize his dream to star in a Bollywood show."

New Amsterdam season 5 episode 2: "Hook, Line and Sinker"
Airdate: September 27, 2022
"Max tests a bold new cost-saving program that could help New Amsterdam; Wilder struggles with a patient's decision to refuse life-saving surgery; Reynolds comes to a realization about his father's behaviors; Iggy takes the leap into online dating."

New Amsterdam season 5 episode 3: "Big Day"
Airdate: October 4, 2022
"An explosion at a wedding ceremony sends a stream of injured partygoers into New Amsterdam; Max and Wilder scramble to find a rare blood type to save the groom; in helping a girl out of a catatonic state, Iggy learns the truth about the wedding."

New Amsterdam season 5 episode 4: "Heal Thyself"
Airdate: October 11, 2022
"Max mandates a personal health day for the staff and is met with surprising resistance; Reynolds is intrigued by a persuasive new member of the staff; Bloom struggles after being taken off an essential medication; Iggy goes on his first date."

New Amsterdam season 5 episode 5: "Grabby Hands"
Airdate: October 18, 2022
"Max endeavors to save a nurse who has become the subject of a dangerous malpractice probe; Reynolds goes the extra mile to help a group of patients who are being poisoned in their own building; Bloom makes a startling admission to her sister."

New Amsterdam season 5 episode 6: "Give Me a Sign"
Airdate: October 25, 2022
"Max goes on a mission to make New York safer; Iggy helps a family come to terms with their deaf child's inability to communicate."

New Amsterdam season 5 episode 7: "Falling"
Airdate: January 3, 2023
"When Helen Sharpe unexpectedly returns to New York, Max escapes to the wilderness on a corporate retreat with Bloom, Wilder and Iggy; fun soon turns into catastrophe that threatens a life; Reynolds agrees to perform a risky surgery."

New Amsterdam season 5 episode 8: "All The World's A Stage"
"Max discovers a revenue-generating department at the hospital that has serious legal implications; Iggy discovers a janitor with otherworldly talents; Reynolds treats a truly inspirational patient and makes plans for his father."

New Amsterdam season 5 episode 9: "The Empty Spaces"
"Reynolds gets creative to help a prospective mother in need; Max takes a chance with Wilder and learns a hard truth; Bloom treats a young brother and sister in dire straits; Iggy reaches a decision about Martin."

New Amsterdam season 5 episode 10: "Don't Do This For Me"
"Reynolds finds himself caught between a chance for love and an opportunity to spend precious time with his father; Bloom makes an unexpected move forward with her sister; Max helps a struggling ICU intern; Dr. Wilder is forced to make a choice."

New Amsterdam season 5 episode 11: "Falling"
"When Helen Sharpe unexpectedly returns to New York, Max escapes to the wilderness on a corporate retreat with Bloom, Wilder and Iggy; fun soon turns into catastrophe that threatens a life; Reynolds agrees to perform a risky surgery."

New Amsterdam season 5 episode 12: "Right Place"
"Right Place": "Max and Wilder face a dilemma over approvals for a revolutionary cancer drug as Max learns a secret about his own bout with cancer; Reynolds goes the extra mile to correct a dire medical situation; Iggy tries desperately to help a woman in need."

New Amsterdam season 5 episode 13: "How Can I Help?"

New Amsterdam series finale release date

New Amsterdam will return from the winter hiatus on January 3, and from there the countdown begins as the show moves toward its finale. The two hour event will take place on January 17 at 9 pm ET/PT, following the series premiere of Night Court.

When is the New Amsterdam season 5 release date?

New Amsterdam season 5 premiered on Tuesday, September 20, on NBC. The show keeps its 10 pm ET/PT time slot. There will be 13 episodes in the final season.

There is no release date for the UK as yet, but we’ll add it in as soon as it becomes available. 

Who is in the New Amsterdam season 5 cast?

According to NBC, the entire cast will return for season 5. 

This includes:

  • Ryan Eggold as Max Goodwin 
  • Freema Agyeman as Helen Sharpe 
  • Janet Montgomery as Lauren Bloom
  • Jocko Sims as Floyd Reynolds 
  • Tyler Labine as Iggy Frome

Sandra Mae Frank is joining the cast as a new series regular, Dr. Elizabeth Wilder. 

What is New Amsterdam season 5 about?

New Amsterdam has followed the career and personal lives of the doctors at the titular hospital for five seasons, particularly Dr. Max Goodwin, who makes its goal to try and fix a broken medical system. The series is based on the book Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital by Eric Manheimer.

We don’t know specifics about New Amsterdam season 5, but executive producer David Schulner told TV Insider that it’s about going back to the beginning. 

"For season 5, you want to end where you begin," he said. "I think for us, let’s go back to that energy of season 1 and look at where we started all the characters and make sure we end them in a place where they began. So for Bloom, it was about her addiction…. so her mom can’t be far behind."

The trip down memory lane will help bring closure to the series. "So looking at those core issues that we set up for all of our characters in season 1, how can we bring those things to a conclusion in season 5, knowing it’s our last?," Schulner added.

Needless to say, we're going to need lots of tissue as we watch the final episodes of New Amsterdam.

Is there a trailer for New Amsterdam season 5?

NBC gave fans a first look at what's coming in the final season of New Amsterdam, including commentary from the cast and crew. Star Ryan Eggold notes that it's incredible being able to bring the story to an end on their own terms, something that doesn't always happen for many shows. 

How to watch New Amsterdam season 5 

New Amsterdam airs on NBC, with new episodes available to stream the following day on Peacock. All of the previous seasons are available to watch on Peacock. NBC is included in cable TV packages, but if you’ve cut the cord you can use services like Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV or Fubo TV to access them.

If you want to watch New Amsterdam the day after it airs you’ll have to subscribe to Peacock Premium. You can find a handy guide to the difference between Peacock and Peacock Premium here.  

For UK viewers, season 5 episodes will be available on Sky TV and Now TV. The first three seasons are available on Sky TV if you want to catch up. 

Sarabeth Pollock
Editorial Content Producer


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