A New York homicide detective is cursed with immortality.
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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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Official Sites:

Fox Network

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

Color:

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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Really Promising!
22 March 2008 | by MarilouSee all my reviews

I find the premise for this show really intriguing, and the lead actor Nicolai Coaster-Waldau is just about the best thing on television. He plays this character with depth and the right mix of sadness and wit. The rest of the cast is excellent as well. I hope Fox gives this show another shot next season because I'd love to see more of this story develop. I like the references to the past of New York, a city with some of the most interesting backstory in this country. That alone will give the show plenty to draw on for episodes. I loved the montage of pictures of Times Square...keep the period details accurate though (tee-pees!?)and that the glued beards don't look too cheesy!


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