One of Heroes' most memorable stars has just booked an exciting new role. The actor who brought Dr. Mohinder Suresh to life on the popular superhero drama is back. Sendhil Ramamurthy has been cast on the freshman medical drama, New Amsterdam. Who is he playing?
Given that the series is a medical drama, you may have already guessed this part. Sendhil Ramamurthy has booked a "major recurring role" as a new doctor, per Deadline. Nothing else was shared about Ramamurthy's character. In a fun bit of a trivia, Ramamurthy is the son and brother of doctors.
The description of his role as "major" could be an assuring sign that Sendhil Ramamurthy could eventually have a heightened presence on New Amsterdam. As in, a series regular-style presence. The ensemble is fortunate to have him. Ramamurthy is a scene-stealing actor, as seen in Heroes and his wonderful stint on The CW's Beauty and the Beast.
New Amsterdam has had a knack for casting terrific talent to populate its ensemble. So, casting Sendhil Ramamurthy marks another surefire accomplishment for the series. When fans of the freshman medical drama will get their first glimpse of Ramamurthy's character was not revealed. As stated above, there are few details on Ramamurthy's role. At this point, we do not even know what specialty his doctor practices.
Whether there is a reason for this amount of secrecy is intriguing to contemplate. New Amsterdam could be keeping the details scarce because his introduction will have huge plot implications. Perhaps he is connected to one of the already-introduced characters. Why else be so secretive? The fact that there is such a vague amount of info to go on could hint there is a reason for it.
Sendhil Ramamurthy was recently seen on NBC's Reverie. The series, which ran this past summer, has been cancelled. Thus, freeing up Ramamurthy's schedule. It will be interesting to learn more about his character. Whoever he turns out to be will be fun to explore.
If you are a Heroes fan and want to know more about the backdrop of New Amsterdam, we have you covered. The medical drama follows Ryan Eggold's Dr. Max Goodwin as he ushers massive change as the brand-new medical director of the series' eponymous hospital. In a positive sign for the overall health of the series, NBC has already been given it a full season order.
So, the good news is that Sendhil Ramamurthy's character should have more than enough time to be explored. Here's to finding out what is in store for him! New Amsterdam airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC, following This Is Us. The hit NBC dramas are among many that have made debuts and returns this fall on NBC and other networks.
Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.
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