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Daniel Dae Kim left Hawaii Five-0 ahead of Season 8, and since departing the CBS procedural, Kim has appeared on other television series. Since leaving, he has starred in and executive produces ABC’s The Good Doctor. Now, Kim is heading to another hospital drama on another network.
Daniel Dae Kim is joining the cast of NBC’s medical drama New Amsterdam, per Deadline. Kim is coming on board in a significant role: the hospital’s new head trauma surgeon, Dr. Cassian Shin. He is currently set to recur on the mega-renewed drama’s second season. New Amsterdam is set to run for at least three more seasons.
That renewal window leaves plenty of time for Daniel Dae Kim to join the cast in a long-term or series regular capacity. When will Kim make his New Amsterdam debut? The Hawaii Five-0 vet and Lost fan-favorite is set to start in the April 7 episode of Season 2. New Amsterdam is set to resume its season on March 10.
That date puts Daniel Dae Kim’s debut as Dr. Cassian Shin roughly a month into its upcoming return. The April 7 episode will be called “Pandemic.” It centers on a deadly flu strain ripping through the hospital. Kim’s storyline will find his character interacting with the one and only Dr. Helen Sharpe.
Will sparks fly? Fans will have to wait and see. Daniel Dae Kim’s Dr. Cassian Shin is said to test Helen’s patience with his “unorthodox medical practices.” I am intrigued! New Amsterdam marks Kim’s latest foray into the medical drama genre. It should be interesting to compare his work on New Amsterdam to his run as Dr. Jackson Han on The Good Doctor during its second season.
Daniel Dae Kim’s character on The Good Doctor was the chief of surgery. In New Amsterdam, his role will also involve surgery as the head trauma surgeon. Details about Kim’s New Amsterdam character’s personality were not mentioned. Thankfully, it will not be too long before fans of the moving NBC drama get a chance to see him in action.
The announcement of Daniel Dae Kim joining New Amsterdam comes not long after CBS announced it had cancelled Hawaii Five-0. Despite having left the action series a while ago, Kim expressed his sadness over the cancellation. At least there is the uplifting news of the actor joining NBC’s medical drama!
Time will tell what medical cases Daniel Dae Kim’s New Amsterdam character encounters. Season 2 has been filled with a lot of drama, including the tragic death of Max’s wife. There have also been some cool upper beat moments. I am excited to see the dynamic between Kim’s character and Helen. It already sounds quite promising!
Daniel Dae Kim is a marvelous actor, and it will be fun to see what he brings to New Amsterdam. New Amsterdam returns Tuesday, March 10, at 10 p.m. ET on NBC. There will be lots of winter and spring premieres available to keep you entertained.