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New Amsterdam 

A New York homicide detective is cursed with immortality.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ...  John Amsterdam / ... 8 episodes, 2008
Zuleikha Robinson ...  Eva Marquez 8 episodes, 2008
Alexie Gilmore ...  Dr. Sara Dillane 8 episodes, 2008
Stephen McKinley Henderson ...  Omar 8 episodes, 2008
Jian Leonardo ...  Detective 8 episodes, 2008
Robert Clohessy ...  Detective Santori 6 episodes, 2008
Jamie Harrold ...  Mank / ... 5 episodes, 2008
Susan Misner ...  Callie Burnett 4 episodes, 2008
Timothy Devlin ...  Bobby Randall 2 episodes, 2008
Harry L. Seddon ...  Cop 2 episodes, 2008
Nick Westrate ...  Sullivan 2 episodes, 2008
Greg Stuhr ...  Antique Dealer / ... 2 episodes, 2008
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A Dutch soldier in the 1600's saves the life of a native woman and is granted the power of eternal youth in return. In the 2000's he is a police detective in New York City, and after 400 years, knows just about everything about the way the criminal mind works. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

New Ámsterdam See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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The Native Americans performed their immortality ritual on John on the island of Manhattan, just south of where Times Square would be built, on Broadway. See more »

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Saw the Pilot Episode from Fox
18 July 2007 | by stephanie-bearoffSee all my reviews

Today I watched the pilot for this, I am very excited to see if it makes it to prime time television. I think this series carries all of the elements of success, suspense-drama-action-romance-history, I learned a lot while watching the episode as well as being intrigued by the main character "Amsterdam". I'm not going to ruin it for anyone, but I think this show definitely has the potential to make it. A basic explanation of the plot is that Amsterdam is a homicide detective who is brilliant, mysterious, reckless, magnetic, unknowable. And he has a profound secret – he is immortal. That is all the information that I can give without this being a "spoiler". But, the show looks promising and the theme song, by the Decemberists, is also great.

I really hope Fox actually gives this one a chance.


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