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Cinemax Considering The Knick Season 3

22 December 2015 8:20 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Warning: spoilers ahead for the second season finale of The KnickThe Knick‘s second season ended in quite a brutal and shocking way, as the series’ central character, Dr. Thackery (played Clive Owen), appeared to die on the table after botching a surgery he was performing on himself. Even Owen himself hasn’t refuted his character’s fate, telling Variety, when the outlet asked if Thackery was dead, that “It certainly looks that way.” However, Variety is also now reporting that, even with the apparent death of Thackery and the loss of Clive Owen as its lead (Owen has said that he always intended to only do two seasons of the show), a third season of The Knick remains a possibility. The outlet states that “a script for the season premiere has been ordered, in addition to a season outline” and that series creators Michael Begler and Jack Amiel »

- Chris King

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Cinemax Orders a Premiere Script and Outline for The Knick’s Third Season

19 December 2015 9:05 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Warning: This post discusses the events of last night's episode of The Knick, so tread carefully. Variety reports that Cinemax has ordered a premiere script and season outline for the third season of its early-20th-century hospital drama The Knick, which may come as a surprise to some viewers as last night's episode ended with the death of series lead Doctor Thackery (Clive Owen). Variety's report, however, doesn't imply that Cinemax is going to mimic any of that Jon Snow business. Owen told Variety that he only planned to do two seasons of the show, so Thackery will probably stay dead. And while the series itself was initially built for a two-year arc, according to a statement from Cinemax, all-star director Steven Soderbergh and creators Michael Begler and Jack Amiel have been discussing ways to continue the story. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Amiel went into more detail »

- Jackson McHenry

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Cinemax Orders "Knick" S3 Premiere Script

19 December 2015 6:36 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Cinemax has yet to reach a decision over the renewal of its period medical drama "The Knick," but the signs are good with word today that a script for a third season premiere has been ordered by the network.

Despite strong critical acclaim, the series has been a decidedly low rater for the network and buzz on it has cooled down since its much talked about first season last year. As a result there's been questions over its renewal chances throughout its second season run with the show's finale airing yesterday.

The premiere script order is also said to include a new season outline as well. Should it come back, series creators Michael Begler and Jack Amiel are both to return as writers and executive producers.

In a statement, Cinemax says: "Cinemax has been in conversations with Steven Soderbergh on how we might continue with 'The Knick'. When first conceived, »

- Garth Franklin

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‘The Knick’: Cinemax Orders Script for Season 3 Premiere (Exclusive)

18 December 2015 11:01 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler Alert: Do not read ahead if you have not watched the Season 2 finale of “The Knick,” which aired Friday, Dec. 18.

The Knick” ended its second season with a shocker: Clive Owen’s Dr. Thackery seemingly died on the table, after a botched attempt to perform surgery on himself. When asked if the character is dead, Owen told Variety, “It certainly looks that way.”

So, does Dr. Thackery’s apparent death mean the same for the series, too?

While a decision for a renewal is still undetermined, a third season of “The Knick” is under consideration and negotiations are underway. Insiders close to the show tell Variety that a script for the season premiere has been ordered, in addition to a season outline. Series creators Michael Begler and Jack Amiel are both set to return as exec producers and writers, should Cinemax order up season 3. Cinemax declined to comment.

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Review & Recap: ’The Knick’ Season 2, Episode 10, ‘This Is All We Are’

18 December 2015 11:00 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If last week we saw the physical destruction of The Knick, with a fire consuming and obliterating the construction of the new hospital, the season finale, “This Is All We Are,” finds the emotional and personal lives of many of the characters following suit. Whatever glimmers of hope, or shafts of light illuminating suggested innocence there might have been across the season, it's revealed that beneath everybody lies pain and darkness. “The Knick” goes out with a bold finish, one that can only see a radical change, if we are to see a third season. It perhaps speaks to the worldview of Jack Amiel and Michael Begler that the show’s most ethically compromised, and bigoted character, is the one who gets the biggest reward. But that doesn’t mean bad behavior doesn’t go unpunished, nor hubris. From their pen, sympathy is just a recipe for future disappointment, good intentions hide sinister motives, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Knick, Ep. 2.08, “Not Well at All”

5 December 2015 9:33 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Knick, Season 2, Episode 8 “Not Well at All”

Written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler

Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Airs Fridays at 8pm (Et) on Cinemax

Wow. That seems to be the only appropriate response to such a well-crafted and invigorating hour of television as The Knick‘s latest, but it bears repeating: wow.

After last week’s less than stellar performance, an episode that culminated in the most ridiculous stunt this generally grounded period drama has ever had the audacity to pull, “Not Well at All” emerges as a fantastic return to form for The Knick, and even in this increasingly surprising season, perhaps the medical drama’s best episode yet.

“Not Well at All” opens with quite a bang, in a double whammy of dramatic impulse which includes one of Thackery’s (Clive Owen) desperate addiction patients hastily killing himself with an embalming fluid overdose, and the invasion »

- Mike Worby

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The Knick, Ep. 2.07, “Williams and Walker”

28 November 2015 3:13 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Knick, Season 2, Episode 7, “Williams and Walker”

Written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler

Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Airs Fridays at 8pm (Et) on Cinemax

After four straight weeks of steady quality, it’s not much of a surprise how The Knick flounders away its seventeenth hour, but that doesn’t make it any less disappointing. When compared to the showstopping turn which occupied this same spot during the last season, the magnificent and racially charged “Get the Rope”, “Williams and Walker” becomes even more of a sore spot. If this were merely a recap, it could be summed up in a matter of two paragraphs or less but as it is not, let us dig into the meddling meat of The Knick‘s latest.

The central problem is first and foremost that not a lot happens here, especially considering the 57 minute run time. The Knick has had far better »

- Mike Worby

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The Knick, Ep. 2.06 “There Are Rules”

21 November 2015 2:19 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Knick, Season 2, Episode 6, “There Are Rules”

Written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler

Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Airs Fridays at 8pm (Et) on Cinemax

After a veritable barrage of bad news over the last few weeks, The Knick seems to be on a more redemptive arc this week, and it’s a nice change of pace. This season has undoubtedly been stronger than the first, but it’s also been a lot rougher. “There Are Rules”gives us a small break from that kind of punishment, as it mixes in a bit more good to go with the bad.

The episode opens with Thackery (Clive Owen) trying to broaden his horizons at a sort of carnival-bazaar, where he bears witness to the thrills and thralls of hypnosis, as well as the rare medical occurrence of Siamese twins. While the hypnosis track leads to another great comedic touch when Cleary »

- Mike Worby

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The Knick, Ep. 2.05, “Whiplash”

14 November 2015 8:22 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Knick, Season 2, Episode 5, “Whiplash”

Written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler

Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Airs Fridays at 8pm (Et) on Cinemax

As I’ve been noting throughout The Knick‘s entire run, this is a show with a shocking propensity for gruesome imagery, and “Whiplash” is the most egregious and stomach-churning example to date.

Of particular note is a series of scenes that shows Thackery (Clive Owen) pulling back the protective layer which covers the brain and prodding it with a series of electrical currents in order to stimulate certain areas of the brain. It’s worth mentioning, of course, that the patient is alive and awake during the process. While the brain feels no pain, as Thackery reminds his fellow doctors, the scene is particularly disturbing when Thackery exploits the patient’s emotions to demonstrate the operation of the brain. While forceps dangle with scalp tissue firmly clasped, »

- Mike Worby

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Review & Recap: ’The Knick’ Season 2, Episode 4, ‘Wonderful Surprises’

9 November 2015 10:54 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Warning, spoilers ahead. As much as we admire the dexterity and nimbleness of filmmaker Steven Soderbergh,"The Knick" writers and showrunners Jack Amiel Michael Begler should be given credit for the bon mots and more of "Wonderful Surprises." The duo crosscut, begin and end mini story lines and character arcs with their own gracefulness while still informing and driving the bigger picture. While “The Knick” is a “serious” medical drama that’s occasionally gruesome for some, there’s a terrific gallows humor to it all and this week’s episode has a huge laugh-out-loud moment of hilarious horror. Of course, it’s at the expense of one of this season’s best new characters, who had a fleeting stay at The Knickerbocker hospital. The inept and lascivious Dr. Mays (Ben Livingston) meets his maker after his flirting is finally his undoing. Hitting on one of the younger new nurses, Mays is distracted, »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Review & Recap: ’The Knick’ Season 2, Episode 4, ‘Wonderful Surprises’

9 November 2015 10:54 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Warning, spoilers ahead. As much as we admire the dexterity and nimbleness of filmmaker Steven Soderbergh,"The Knick" writers and showrunners Jack Amiel Michael Begler should be given credit for the bon mots and more of "Wonderful Surprises." The duo crosscut, begin and end mini story lines and character arcs with their own gracefulness while still informing and driving the bigger picture. While “The Knick” is a “serious” medical drama that’s occasionally gruesome for some, there’s a terrific gallows humor to it all and this week’s episode has a huge laugh-out-loud moment of hilarious horror. Of course, it’s at the expense of one of this season’s best new characters, who had a fleeting stay at The Knickerbocker hospital. The inept and lascivious Dr. Mays (Ben Livingston) meets his maker after his flirting is finally his undoing. Hitting on one of the younger new nurses, Mays is distracted, »

- Rodrigo Perez

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The Knick, Ep. 2.04, “Wonderful Surprises”

7 November 2015 11:15 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Knick, Season 2, Episode 4, “Wonderful Surprises”

Written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler

Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Airs Fridays at 8pm (Et) on Cinemax

There couldn’t be a more apt title for the latest episode of The Knick, as “Wonderful Surprises” delivers a bevy of shocks and revelations at every turn this week.

First up is Dr. Mays (Ben Livingston), whose perversions became enough of a distraction as to cause his own demise in a hideous and fiery flash. The accident spells a surprising end for a character who had scarcely arrived. The same can be said for Lucy’s father, another new addition who has disappeared as quickly as he came. Are we to guess that writers Jack Amiel and Michael Beglar had second thoughts about these new characters while in the creative process? Their quick introductions and sudden exits certainly seem to suggest as much.

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- Mike Worby

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The Knick, Ep. 2.03, “The Best with the Best to Get the Best”

31 October 2015 2:38 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Knick, Season 2, Episode 3, “The Best with the Best to Get the Best”

Written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler

Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Airs Fridays at 8pm (Et) on Cinemax

Like many of television’s best dramas, The Knick seems to be more and more intent on not letting its characters get away with a single thing. With at least a half-dozen character actions from the past and present leading to far-reaching consequences in “The Best with the Best to Get the Best”, Cinemax’s medical drama is proving to have quite a healthy memory.

The first of these comes in the form of Thackery’s returning addiction. As hinted in last week’s final moments, Thackery (Clive Owen) is quite a ways from being out of the woods as far as his unorthodox work and play practices are concerned. Knowing full well that Elkins (Eve Hewson) will continue »

- Mike Worby

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The Knick, Ep. 2.02, “You’re No Rose”

25 October 2015 9:10 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Knick, Season 2, Episode 2, “You’re No Rose”

Written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler

Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Airs Fridays at 8pm (Et) on Cinemax

As The Knick entered the second episode of its second season, it seems fitting that this is an hour which barters for the notion of second chances. Most notably in the case of Dr. John Thackery (Clive Owen), who makes a (somewhat) triumphant return to the Knick after his unorthodox treatment, but also in the cases of Sister Harriet (Cara Seymour) and Cornelia Showalter (Juliet Rylance), the former of which might escape the legal system yet, and the latter of whom has only just returned to New York herself.

However, with all  of that said, it is Tom Cleary (Chris Sullivan) who shines best in The Knick‘s sophomore effort. While his idea to upgrade the Knickerbocker’s ambulance service may have initially seemed like a solid one, »

- Mike Worby

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The Knick, Ep. 2.01, “Ten Knots”

17 October 2015 1:12 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Knick, Season 2, Episode 1, “Ten Knots”

Written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler

Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Airs Fridays at 8pm (Et) on Cinemax

The Knick has returned for its second season, and anyone fearing that the grotesquely involving surgery scenes might take a backseat during a plot-heavy premiere need not hold their breath. On the contrary, “Ten Knots” boasts two of the series’ most squirmy scenes, reminding viewers with quick precision why this medical drama is in contention with Hannibal for having the most gruesome sequences to ever light a television tube.

First is a scene where Clive Owen’s Dr. John Thackery finishes up on another patient in receipt of his patented nose reattachment surgery. The makeup work is insanely realistic here, as Thackery peels up a layer of skin on the girl’s face before using tools to break the nostrils into his creation. Even with the patient obviously subdued, »

- Mike Worby

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The Knick Season 2 Review

15 October 2015 6:14 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Four episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

There’s a scene in the second episode of season 2 of The Knick, returning tomorrow on Cinemax, that features what’s perhaps the series’ most shocking visual to date. With its handsome cast, peerless direction, and the best anatomical props not to be gobbled up by The Walking Dead, any word cloud for The Knick will be riddled with terms like “gorgeous,” “gut-churning,” and “grotesque.” Fear not, entrails enthusiasts, you voyeurs of all things visceral: if you rode high off The Knick’s horror show staged just beneath your skin, you’ll find getting back into the series as easy as coasting downhill on a penny-farthing.

But it’s a simple dissolve, from a wide shot of star Clive Owen to a close-up, that startles you like an ice bath for the eyeballs. It doesn’t matter that The Knick takes place in »

- Sam Woolf

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Review: 'The Knick' Season 2 Needs to Shift Focus

15 October 2015 11:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Considering the fervor surrounding Season 1 of "The Knick" — with critics writing correcting or clarifying "season" reviews in addition to their originals — Steven Soderbergh's first foray into television has already reached a cult status of sorts. Viewership is meager, especially given the talent involved (though there could be millions more watching online), but there's enough praise and enthusiasm to elevate the series above the horde of its dramatic competitors and into the cultural milieu. Even for those who weren't in love with every aspect of creators Jack Amiel and Michael Begler's period story (like yours truly), the far-too-quickly-fading moments of glory, where everything came together for "The Knick," made a second season something to look forward to with more excitement than concern. Whether you loved it or liked it, promise for improvement was evident. Sadly, in the first four episodes of the new year, "The Knick" remains the...

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- Ben Travers

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Review: 'The Knick' Season 2 Needs to Shift Focus

15 October 2015 11:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Considering the fervor surrounding Season 1 of "The Knick" — with critics writing correcting or clarifying "season" reviews in addition to their originals — Steven Soderbergh's first foray into television has already reached a cult status of sorts. Viewership is meager, especially given the talent involved (though there could be millions more watching online), but there's enough praise and enthusiasm to elevate the series above the horde of its dramatic competitors and into the cultural milieu. Even for those who weren't in love with every aspect of creators Jack Amiel and Michael Begler's period story (like yours truly), the far-too-quickly-fading moments of glory, where everything came together for "The Knick," made a second season something to look forward to with more excitement than concern. Whether you loved it or liked it, promise for improvement was evident. Sadly, in the first four episodes of the new year, "The Knick" remains the »

- Ben Travers

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Review: Steven Soderbergh's direction continues to dazzle with 'The Knick'

15 October 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I spent much of the first season of "The Knick" wondering why Steven Soderbergh had chosen this, of all shows, to be his next passion project. Here was an Oscar-winning director, doing his first TV project in a decade (following HBO's short-lived "K Street"), understandably being given carte blanche by Cinemax to direct, shoot, and edit every episode himself, and he had for some reason picked a show with a relatively novel setting (a New York hospital circa 1900) but filled with stock characters, including a drug-addled anti-hero in Clive Owen's surgeon John Thackery, and other devices familiar from the last 15 years of cable drama. It looked fantastic and had great performances from Owen, Andre Holland (as a black surgeon whose skills aren't properly appreciated in a less enlightened era), and others, but it was hard to shake the feeling that the writing (mainly by creators Jack Amiel and Michael Begler »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Watch the First Clip from 'The Knick' Season 2

14 October 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In just one season, Dr. John Thackery (Clive Owen) has gone from a highly-regarded surgeon to a drug-addled mess when Cinemax's critically-acclaimed series The Knick returns for Season 2 with the premiere episode Ten Knots, debuting Friday, October 16 at 10 Pm Et. While we wait for the season premiere to arrive in just a few short days, the network has released the first clip from this upcoming episode, which shows that Thackery has become quite unhinged. After a surprise visit by Dr. Everett Gallinger (Eric Johnson), Thackery becomes obsessed with the time.

Set in the year 1901, The Knick faces an upheaval, as Dr. John Thackery's absence (due to his hospitalization for cocaine addiction), a dearth of affluent patients, and financial missteps have led to the board's decision to shutter The Knickerbocker Hospital in favor of a new building uptown. In this world of corruption, invention and progress, everyone is searching for the »

- MovieWeb

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