“New Amsterdam” Season 5: Kathryn Prescott as Vanessa Bloom
New Amsterdam welcomes Kathryn Prescott (Finding Carterthe United Kingdom Skins) in the family of a doc: The actress will recur in the NBC drama’s fifth and final season as Dr. Lauren Bloom’s estranged sister Vanessa, TVLine has learned exclusively.
As teased in the official Season 5 synopsis, Lauren navigates “a complicated relationship” with her brother, who is described as “a wild child who refuses to grow up, find a job, stay sober, and play by the rules.” . Translation: She is “Bloom’s worst nightmare”.
“As we approach the end of the series, we wanted to give each character the opportunity to heal their deepest wounds. And for Bloom, it was giving up her sister to save herself,” showrunner David Schulner told TVLine.”Now Bloom must confront the damage done and see if she can fix it — even if it means sacrificing her hard-earned sobriety.”
Prescott broke out as Emily Fitch in British teen drama Skins. His television credits in the United States include the title role in MTV’s Finding Carteras well as bows on Reign, 24: Inheritance, The Son and Tell me a story.
New Amsterdam will return Tuesday, September 20 at 10/9c with big cast changes: As TVLine exclusively reported in July, Freema Agyeman, who has played Dr. Helen Sharpe since the series premiere, will not be returning for the show’s swan song. A source close to the show tells us it was Agyeman’s decision to leave. Meanwhile, Sandra Mae Frank, who plays Dr. Elizabeth Wilder, has been promoted to series regular.
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