Who is Jery Hewitt? (dedication explained)

Although New Amsterdam isn’t a new show, the series has been discovered by many new viewers thanks to its arrival on Netflix. The NBC medical, which ended in January 2023 after five seasons, dropped on Netflix and quickly rose to the peak of the top 10.

That means lots of new fans are starting their first watch of the series that captivated audiences since 2018. These new viewers are also watching the third season’s COVID-19 episode for the first time and seeing how the medical drama tackled those heavier stories.

After the New Amsterdam season 3 premiere, the episode concludes with a dedication to Jery Hewitt and the lives lost in 2020. New viewers might be wondering about Hewitt’s connection to the series. Here’s an explanation to the episode’s touching dedication.

Who is Jery Hewitt in the New Amsterdam season 3 dedication?

In the New Amsterdam season 3 premiere, the episode ends with a dedication, which viewers can see on Netflix. The dedication reads: “In memory of Jery Hewitt and the lives we lost in 2020.” The first episode of season 3 first aired on NBC on March 2, 2021.

Jery Hewitt passed away on Nov. 21, 2020 at the age of 71. Hewitt was best known as a stunt coordinator on hit films like No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski, and O Brother, Where Art Thou? He also worked on other films and television series, such as Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU.

New Amsterdam - Jery Hewitt

PARSIPPANY, NJ – OCTOBER 23: Jery Hewitt attends the Chiller Theatre Expo – Day 1 at Sheraton Parsippany Hotel on October 23, 2015 in Parsippany, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)

Hewitt worked as the stunt coordinator for 14 episodes of New Amsterdam, which leads to the show’s heartfelt dedication to him as well as the lives lost to COVID in 2020. According to The Sun, Hewitt suffered a “catastrophic stroke” and later passed away at a New York hospital.

It’s wonderful that the medical drama would pay tribute to an important member of their crew and honor the millions of lives forever altered to the effects of the pandemic. The season 3 premiere’s storyline also delves into the effects of the pandemic in its early days.

Watch New Amsterdam seasons 1-4 now on Netflix.

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