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'New Amsterdam' featuring Anupam Kher gets series order at NBC

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

network has given series order to medical drama "New Amsterdam", which features veteran Indian in a pivotal role.

The 63-year-old will star as Dr Vijay Kapoor, a neurologist, in the show, which is centred on America's oldest public hospital Bellevue, reported

The show is also inspired by Dr Eric Manheimer's memoir, "Twelve Patients: Life & Death at Hospital".

The series stars "The Blacklist" alum in the lead role of a new of the institution.

According to the official plotline, the series is a "unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr Max Goodwin, the institution's newest who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care.

"Not taking 'no' for an answer, Dr Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and under appreciated hospital the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the under one roof and return it to the glory that put it on the map."

The cast also includes Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, and

will write and produce the series. directed and produced the pilot, while is also an producer.

has previously worked in Hollywood projects like "Silver Linings Playbook",

"Bend It Like Beckham", "Sense 8" and "The Big Sick" .

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 14:55 IST