The production of the second installment of the medical fiction was underway when the first wave of Covid-19 brought everything to a standstill. Some episodes and plots
New Amsterdam was one of the many titles, series and films, that suffered the paralysis of the industry now more than a year ago when the first wave of Covid-19 hit the world in March 2020 and was declared a pandemic by The OMS. The team had to fire season 2 of the series early but, long before thinking about how to approach its future after the crisis, it did not hesitate to donate all kinds of medical supplies and supplies to the hospitals of New York -Bellevue and Kings County Hospital-, which in those first moments, with more than 5,000 cases diagnosed a day, had launched a cry for help.
With the world almost completely paralyzed, hospitals saturated, and the population confined, the mayor of New York City had announced that hospitals would run out of sufficient supplies to care for patients in two to three weeks if infections continued to multiply rapidly. that pace, so the New Amsterdam team took action:
“Our tireless team, the wardrobe, decoration and accessories department … They have all combed every area of the warehouse, every little nook and cranny of every set, and have assembled half a truck full of PPE, masks, gloves and gowns, “said then David Schulner,” showrunner “of the series, in statements to Deadline. “As we work closely with Bellevue and Kings County Hospitals, we are working with New York City and dedicating our efforts to those most in need.
All the material gathered by the New Amsterdam team was delivered to the New York State Department of Health, which was responsible for allocating it to the centers that needed it.
This was the first gesture of the successful NBC series towards hospitals, two very special centers for them because they are the facilities in which some scenes of the New Amsterdam Hospital have been shot during its first installments. But not the only one. The series led by Ryan Eggold has not hesitated to pay tribute to the toilets in its third season, dedicating a large part of its plot to tell how the hospital and from its first worker to the last has left the skin in its fight against it. virus.
The production of the second installment of the medical fiction was underway when the first wave of Covid-19 brought everything to a standstill. Some episodes and plots were left for season 3 of New Amsterdam, while others had to be scrapped. Now in broadcast on the other side of the pond, we will have to wait for its arrival in Spain, where it currently triumphs after the debut of its first two installments on Netflix.