NBC's New Amsterdam may still be in recovery for another week (returning March 10 with "Perspectives"), but that doesn't mean it's too sore to share the news that Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0, Lost) is set to recur during the popular medical drama's second season.
Debuting on the April 7 episode, Kim's Dr. Cassian Shin is the new head trauma surgeon, who joins the hospital as it's going through a possible shakeup: Floyd (Jocko Sims) told Max (Ryan Eggold) that he's moving to San Francisco with his fiancée Reynolds, meaning the hospital will be without a head of the cardiovascular surgery department.
Now here's a quick look at next week's episode, "Perspectives":
"New Amsterdam" season 2, episode 16 "Perspectives": Max, Bloom and Reynolds frantically recount a patient's past encounter that could throw them into a massive lawsuit. Meanwhile, Iggy confronts a local middle school about its teaching policies, and Kapoor lets his superstitions take over.
In the wake of the ambulance crash that ended season one of "New Amsterdam," medical director Dr. Max Goodwin must grieve the death of someone close to him while continuing his commitment to solve systemic health care issues at the hospital. Add his new responsibilities as a father and his cancer still lingering in the rear-view mirror, everyone around Max has to wonder how long he can sustain this impossible load. But, "How can I help?" is not just Max's catchphrase, it's his reason for living. As long as he's helping others, he's able to find hope in the most hopeless of places.
The NBC series stars Ryan Eggold, Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman, Jocko Sims, Tyler Labine, and Anupam Kher. Series creator David Schulner executive produces alongside Peter Horton, Michael Slovis, and David Foster. Universal Television, Pico Creek Productions, and Mount Moriah share production.
New Amsterdam is inspired by Dr. Eric Manheimer's memoir Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital and his 15 years as medical director at the hospital.