NBC Postpones Release of ‘New Amsterdam’ Episode About Fictional New York Pandemic

Published on Mar 26, 2020

NBC Postpones Release of ‘New Amsterdam’ Episode About Fictional New York Pandemic

NBC medical drama “New Amsterdam” has decided to postpone airing an upcoming episode that would’ve focused on a fictional deadly flu pandemic in New York City.

Deadline reported that the series, created by David Schulner, had already shot an episode titled “Pandemic,” (later renamed “Our Doors Are Always Open”). Schulner supported the network’s decision and provided a short essay to Deadline about the episode’s postponement, where he stressed that the “world needs a lot less fiction right now, and a lot more facts.”

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“During a bad year, influenza can kill up to 80,000 Americans,” Schulner said in his letter. “We wanted to get this message out. And the best way to do that was to scare you so bad you’d

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Author: Tyler Hersko