Emergency NYC release date, synopsis, trailer, and everything we know

Emergency: NYC. (L) David Langer MD in Emergency: NYC. Cr. Netflix © 2023
Emergency: NYC. (L) David Langer MD in Emergency: NYC. Cr. Netflix © 2023 /

A new medical documentary series is coming to Netflix to give viewers an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes for emergency doctors, nurses, and other first responders. Emergency NYC comes from the creators of Netflix’s own Lenox Hill.

Recently, the medical drama series New Amsterdam become extremely popular on Netflix when four of its five seasons began streaming. The series takes place at a hospital in New York City, but if you want to see the real version of New Amsterdam, it’s coming in March 2023.

Below we’re sharing everything viewers need to know about the new docuseries, including its release date and time, episode count, age rating, list of participating medical professionals, and so much more.

Emergency NYC release date and release time

Netflix will release Emergency NYC on Wednesday, March 29. The series will drop at 12 a.m. PT and 3 a.m. ET, though most viewers will probably watch the show a little later. For more information on when the series premieres in your area, check out our guide to Netflix release times based on time zones.

Emergency NYC
Emergency: NYC. Staff member at North Shore University Hospital in Emergency: NYC. Cr. Netflix © 2023 /

Is Emergency NYC real?

Because it’s a documentary series, Emergency NYC isn’t scripted or fabricated in any way. It’s a real depiction of the fast-paced daily lives of frontline medical professionals and the sacrifices they make to balance their professional and personal lives. It’s a perspective we don’t often get to see the reality of on TV, unless you have lived it yourself.

How many episodes is Emergency NYC?

Netflix has announced that the medical docuseries will contain eight episodes in its first season. The eight episodes will be about 45 minutes long each, though some may vary in length. Since it’s about less than eight hours total, you could binge-watch all eight episodes in a day, though you may want to spread them out as the subject matter can get heavy,

Is Emergency NYC a spinoff of Lenox Hill?

Yes, Emergency NYC is a spinoff of Netflix’s Lenox Hill docuseries. The nine-episode documentary series was released in 2020 and centered on four doctors at New York City’s Lenox Hill Hospital. In June 2021, Netflix announced that it had ordered the spinoff, which would expand its viewpoint beyond one hospital but still include doctors from Lenox Hill.

Emergency NYC synopsis

Check out the official synopsis for the documentary series via Netflix:

"Join the fast-paced world of emergency medicine in this eight-part docuseries that follows the intense, merciless, day-to-day lives of emergency medical workers across New York City. Experience the relentless pulse of the city’s healthcare system through the struggles and triumphs of a helicopter flight nurse, transplant surgeons, paramedics, pediatric trauma surgeons and neurosurgeons as they give everything they have to help those who need it most."

Who are the doctors and nurses in Emergency NYC?

Along with the synopsis and trailer, Netflix revealed the complete list of doctors, nurses, and first responders viewers will be getting to know in the new docuseries. Here’s who will be participating in the eight-episode first season:

  • Dr. David Langer, Chairman of Neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Dr. John Boockvar, Vice Chairman of Neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Donald Darby, Registered Nurse, Trauma Transport Team at Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Mackenzie LaBonte, Registered Nurse at SkyHealth helicopter service
  • Dr. Chethan Sathya, Pediatric Trauma Surgeon at Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Dr. Jose Prince, Director of Pediatric Surgery at Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Dr. Elliot Grodstein, Transplant Surgeon at North Shore University Hospital
  • Dr. Mirtha Macri, Emergency Medicine Physician at Lenox Health Greenwich Village
  • Vicky Ulloa, EMT at Northwell – Center For Emergency Services

What is the age rating for Emergency NYC?

According to the series’ page on Netflix, the documentary series is rated TV-MA for language. Beyond the heightened language, the series isn’t suitable for younger viewers due to the very realistic nature of its subject matter. The series grapples with real-life matters of life and death and is intended for mature audiences.

Emergency NYC trailer

Watch the official trailer for Emergency NYC, coming to Netflix on March 29!

Will you be checking out the documentary series on Netflix when it premieres on March 29?

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