When the final episode of “New Amsterdam” premiered to NBC, Deadline published an interview with executive producers Peter Horton and David Schulner, during which Horton shared that he thinks the series could have gone on much longer. “I still think this thing could have, should have run for another couple years. There are still so many stories to tell and these characters are so interesting,” he said. “David came up with just a raft of amazing characters and I want to know more about all of them.”
Schulner then pointed out that “New Amsterdam” was tied for the number one spot in its timeslot when it ended, whereas Horton highlighted the fact that it was already number three on Netflix’s Top 10 list that week. “It’s a bit of a mystery as to why it was canceled, to tell you the truth,” Horton continued.
At the end of the “New Amsterdam” series finale, viewers learn in a flash-forward sequence that Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold)’s daughter Luna (Molly Griggs) follows in her father’s footsteps and becomes the director of the New Amsterdam hospital. A future season could either pick up her story or fill in the sizable gap prior to that time skip. In short, then, both interest from its producers and a direction for new episodes are in place — all that’s left is a green light from a network or streaming service.