According to TVLineBritish actress Kathryn Prescott has been cast in a recurring role in the upcoming fifth and final season of the NBC medical drama New Amsterdam. Prescott will play Vanessa, the estranged sister of Janet Montgomery’s Dr. Lauren Bloom. The new character is further described as “a wild child who refuses to grow up, get a job, stay sober and play by the rules.”
Prescott’s notable television credits include Doctors, Leather, Reign, Finding Carter, The sonand The Rookie. She also directed the family comedy sequel A dog’s journey co-starring Dennis Quaid and Josh Gad.
“We wish Freema the best of luck with her next chapter and the doors to it New Amsterdam will always be open if she wishes to return,” Schulner and Horton said in a statement. “We are extremely proud of the impact Freema and Dr. Helen Sharpe have made over the past four seasons and are so grateful to have been a part of that story. As we enter the fifth and final season, want our #Sharpwin fans to know we still have a few surprises in store for them.”
Inspired by Dr. Eric Manheimer’s Twelve patients: life and death at Bellevue Hospital, the series centers around Dr. Max Goodwin, who becomes the medical director of one of the oldest public hospitals in America. Starting with the question “How can I help”, it follows the challenges that Max will have to face in order to make the hospital accessible to everyone.
New Amsterdam currently playing Ryan Eggold (The blacklist), Janet Montgomery (Salem), Jocko Sims (The last ship), and Tyler Labine (Tucker & Dale vs Evil).
The series is created, written and executive produced by David Schulner. It is produced by Universal Television, Pico Creek Productions and Mount Moriah.