‘New Amsterdam’: Freema Agyeman quits ahead of final season

By Philiana Ng‍, ETOnline.com.

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Dr. Sharpe, outside.

« New Amsterdam » will be without Freema Agyeman when the medical drama returns for its fifth and final season this fall, ET can confirm. The actress, who has played Dr. Helen Sharpe since the series premiered in 2018, will not be returning to the NBC medical drama for its final 13 episodes.

According to TVLine, which first broke the news, Agyeman made the decision to leave the show early.

“We wish Freema good luck for his next chapter and the doors of New Amsterdam will always be open if she wants to come back!” creator/executive producer David Schulner and executive producer Peter Horton said in a joint statement to ET. “We are extremely proud of the impact Freema and Dr. , we want our #Sharpwin fans to know that we still have a few surprises in store for them.

Agyeman shared a lengthy post on his Instagram on Wednesday afternoon, expressing his gratitude to viewers for sticking with his character for four seasons.

“I feel very lucky to have connected with so many of you, while riding as Mrs. Helen Sharpe, and witnessing every ebb and flow of your emotional investment in her. What a ride! Thank you for being on this with me She meant so much to me but now is the time for me to hang up her white coat as I officially share the news that I will not be returning for the final season of New Amsterdam, » she wrote.

« While I’m saddened, I’m also incredibly excited to see how the story ends as a fan of the show, » Agyeman continued. “It has been such a joy to play Dr Helen Sharpe for 4 seasons – these gorgeous writers have built a badass! Beyond grateful for the opportunity to tell some of his stories! Fanfic – the rest is up to you!!

It’s unclear if she’ll return for a final appearance before the series officially ends, but based on her Instagram post, that doesn’t seem to be in the cards — at least for now.

Agyeman was half of New Amsterdamthe central couple with Ryan Eggold’s Dr. Max Goodwin. In the season 4 finale, the engaged couple were supposed to meet in New York and get married, with Helen taking a flight from London, but a hurricane in the Big Apple briefly deterred their plans. After he passed, Helen, who was still in London, told Max on the phone that she couldn’t arrange the impromptu wedding.

Now, with Agyeman’s surprising exit, Sharpwin seems to be done for good.

“New Amsterdam” returns for its final season on Tuesday, September 20 on Global.


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