NBC’s New Amsterdam | Jocko Sims Interview

Jocko Sims in New Amsterdam

Jocko Sims loved the five seasons with New Amsterdam.

With its fifth and final season airing on NBC beginning tomorrow night, the excitable journey of watching the day-to-day functions of one of the largest public hospitals will soon end. The hospital staff went through tough conditions, from challenging patients to horrific storm conditions and events to a relentless cost-cutting hospital administrator. Now the series will finally settle the hospital situations and the relationships of all these doctors.

Here is the official synopsis of New Amsterdam for season five:

After a tumultuous year in which the leadership of New Amsterdam underwent dramatic change, the idealistic and beloved Max Goodwin is back at the helm.

As Max takes back the reins at New York City’s busiest public hospital, he must first address his personal life, which was thrown into uncertainty at the conclusion of Season 4. Max and the team will forge ahead with optimism and a renewed commitment to their own lives—reaching for more joy and forge deeper connections with the people they love.

Dr. Bloom will continue to navigate her own personal journey, including a complicated relationship with her estranged sister, Vanessa. Dr. Frome will tackle the mess he has made of his marriage to Martin. After a year full of significant family developments, Dr. Reynolds will continue to sort out the relationship with his long-lost father, Horace.

Finally, Dr. Elizabeth Wilder, who joined the staff last year, will continue to build on her firm foundation as a critical member of the New Amsterdam team and a vital friend and confidante.

New Amsterdam is inspired by Dr. Eric Manheimer’s memoir titled “Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital” and his fifteen years as a medical director at the hospital.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with actor Jocko Sims, who portrays the surgeon Dr. Floyd Reynolds. We discussed this farewell season, the coincidences of plots, and the future possibilities in this season.

Jocko Sims had his first lead in the series opposite Dennis Hopper in Starz’s Crash. He starred as Lt. Carlton Burke for five seasons in TNT’s The Last Ship. Also, he portrayed Robert Franklin in Showtime’s second season of Masters of Sex. Other recurring and guest-starring roles Sims had included Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, NCIS, Burn Notice, Bones, and Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here. On the film side, he appeared in Dreamgirls, Jarhead, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

The New Amsterdam‘s final season airs tomorrow night, September 20, on NBC at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Watch the exclusive interview with Jocko Sims below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

For interviews and news pitches, please contact Gig Patta at [email protected].

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, NBC

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