The new docu-series Lenox Hill is set to premiere on Netflix on June 10th, according to Time Magazine. The eight-part docu-series takes an intimate look into the lives of four New York doctors over the course of a few months.
Though Lenox Hill was filmed from April 2018 to November 2019 – prior to the COVID-19 outbreak within the United States – the series reminds the public of how essential health care workers are to their communities.
The project addresses how the reputation of Lenox Hill Hospital has improved from a “glorified community hospital” where people only came give birth or die; now, the institution is known to have developed into a more diverse and progressive workspace. Lenox Hill follows four doctors – neurosurgeons Dr. David Langer and John Boockvar, emergency room physician Mirtha Macri and chief resident OB/GYN Amanda Little-Richardson. Their navigation through daily challenges with patients and struggles with their personal and professional lives will be the focus of the project.
Directors and producers Ruthie Shatz (Diamonds and Rust) and Adi Barash (The Unwelcoming) maintain a loose structure to the docu-series, their shots being fluid between and within different departments at Lenox Hill Hospital. It features a chronological timeline, not individual case studies, so that viewers can see the sense of community health care workers have with one another and their respective patients as they work through any arising issue.
In a statement reported by Rolling Stone, Barash and Shatz said, “With Lenox Hill, we wanted to give people around the world an intimate look at daily hospital life from the vantage point of four doctors who have dedicated their lives to saving the lives of others. We crafted this series with the utmost respect and admiration for our doctors and their patients, and are proud to share their stories.”
The official trailer for Lenox Hill was released on May 27th. Watch it below: