"New Amsterdam" Season 2 "Hiding Behind My Smile": Sharpe Seems Ready to Explode [PREVIEW]

Created by David Schulner and well into its second season, NBC's New Amsterdam has expanded the series to not only embrace Dr. Max Goodwin's (Ryan Eggold) personal and professional struggles but also the amazing depth to the series' ensemble cast – thankfully, Bleeding Cool's resident show expert Tiffany Tchobanian has been here to make it all make sense – and now we'll have three more seasons to see how everything plays out (more on that in a minute).

Staying in the here-n-now, the medial drama returns this week "Hiding Behind My Smile" – and what we find interesting about the previews below is that the episode overview and images paint a different picture than the teaser promo. From the looks of things in the clip below, Dr. Sharpe (Freema Agyeman) is a ticking time bomb of fast-building stress and guilt… one that looks ready to go off:

"New Amsterdam" season 2, episode 11 "Hiding Behind My Smile": Max and Luna make friends in an unexpected place as he struggles with the realities of being a single father. Meanwhile, Kapoor takes a big step in order to help his family

NEW AMSTERDAM — "Hiding Behind My Smile" Episode 211 — Pictured: Ryan Eggold as Dr. Max Goodwin — (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC)
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NEW AMSTERDAM — "Hiding Behind My Smile" Episode 211 — Pictured: Freema Agyeman as Dr. Helen Sharpe — (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC)
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NEW AMSTERDAM — "Hiding Behind My Smile" Episode 211 — Pictured: Tyler Labine as Dr. Iggy Frome — (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC)

Taking advantage of the Television Critics Association's (TCA) winter press event, NBC announced that New Amsterdam had been given a greenlight for for three more seasons – taking it through the 2022-2023 season, and putting the show in the same "deal league" as This Is Us. The series' third season is expected in Fall 2020.


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.

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NEW AMSTERDAM — Pictured: "New Amsterdam" Key Art — (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

New Amsterdam stars Ryan Eggold, Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman, Jocko Sims, with Tyler Labine and Anupam Kher; and 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.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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