New Amsterdam‘s previously-filmed flu pandemic episode is now being shelved out of sensitivity for the deepening coronavirus disaster and since the real-life pandemic has hit approach too near dwelling for the NBC medical drama. The Ryan Eggold-starring sequence is about and shot in New York Metropolis, which is presently the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the USA, and it had beforehand filmed an episode a few lethal flu pandemic in New York, the script for which was written in 2019. Nonetheless, per Deadline, after recurring visitor star Daniel Dae Kim contracted the virus while in New York filming for the show and three New Amsterdam crew members examined constructive for the coronavirus, NBC has determined not the air the episode, initially titled “Pandemic.”
Later renamed “Our Doorways Are At all times Open,” the episode was initially scheduled to air April 7, however, in an essay written for Deadline, New Amsterdam’s government producer and showrunner David Schulner wrote, “We confirmed what occurs when our hospital has to erect tents within the car parking zone as a result of each mattress is taken. Typically, what the mirror displays again is simply too horrifying to have a look at.” New Amsterdam joined a number of medical and rescue series in donating masks, gloves and different objects in critically quick provide to the New York State Division of Well being final week.
On account of the pandemic episode being pulled, NBC’s lineup will see some adjustments within the coming weeks. Now, New Amsterdam will transfer from Tuesday at 10/9c to Tuesday at 9/8c starting subsequent week, with repeats operating on March 31 and April 7 at 9/8c till the season finale on April 14.
New Amsterdam does plan to air the pulled episode at a later date.