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At the turn of the 20th century, New York City’s Knickerbocker Hospital was deeply in flux. As the wealthy patrons that once filled its beds —and its bank account —fled its urban locale for loftier boroughs, replaced by a teeming brew of racial and cultural disparities, the doctors and nurses at the “The Knick”struggled to stay atop the city’s burgeoning medical community. This is the world from which director Steven Soderbergh’s engrossing new fact-meets-fiction Cinemax series The Knick emerges. Created by the veteran writing team of Jack Amiel and Michael Begler, the 10-episode drama sprung from Begler’s research into his own … Continue reading →
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- Lori Acken
The Knick is not only an ambitious, intriguing and slow-burning new endeavor from Cinemax; it’s also an interesting gambit from the channel’s more famous offspring, HBO. Created by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler and directed and executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, this is a drama already freighted with its own uniqueness: Soderbergh “unretired” to direct all 10 first-season episodes and star Clive Owen, who initially thought The Knick would be a creative diversion between films, took it on as his most important job. Beyond that, Soderbergh actually demanded of HBO executives that The Knick be on Cinemax. That’s why
- Tim Goodman
Cinemax preceded its Thursday (July 10) Television Critics Association press tour panel for the 1900 NYC medical drama "The Knick" by announcing that it has already renewed the series, which won't premiere until August 8. The 10-episode renewal wasn't a huge shock, because "The Knick" is a very important series for Cinemax as it continues its transition from Skinemax to the fun action-fueled destination for shows like "Strike Back" and "Banshee" to the kind of network capable of luring talent like director Steven Soderbergh and star Clive Owen. The fact is that as long as Owen and Soderbergh were willing to be involved in a second season, a renewal was inevitable and it sounds like the not-particularly-retired Oscar winner is, indeed, eager to continue. "Yeah. I’m going to do all ten," Soderbergh said on the panel, responding to a question about the recent trend of TV directors taking extended duty on shows, »
- Daniel Fienberg
Cinemax has ordered Season 2 of “The Knick” before the show has even debuted. The announcement was made Thursday at the pay-tv channel's Television Critics Association panel. Season 1 of the Clive Owen dark drama, from executive producer Steven Soderbergh, premieres on Aug. 8. Soderbergh directed the entire 10-episode first season. See video: Clive Owen Explains His Dedication to Modern Medicine in ‘The Knick’ Trailer The show follows the surgeons, nurses and staff of the Knickerbocker Hospital in 1900. Eve Hewson and Andre Holland also star; Jack Amiel and Michael Begler co-created the series, as well as write and executive produce. “The Knick” was not. »
- Tony Maglio
Over the past few years, Cinemax has emerged as a channel to look out for in the television landscape, with shows such as Strike Back and Banshee among their original offerings. Many fans of the channel were excited to hear that their next series would be produced in collaboration with Steven Soderbergh. Soderbergh has, over the course of his filmmaking career, garnered a number of fans himself, for movies such as Ocean’s Eleven, The Girlfriend Experience, Magic Mike, and Contagion, prior to announcing his retirement from the film world. Titled The Knick, Soderbergh directs all ten episodes of the series’ first season, which is created by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler. A full trailer for the series, which will make its premiere on August 8th at 10 pm Est, has now been released, and can be seen below.
- Deepayan Sengupta
I’m really excited for The Knick, a historical medical drama starring Clive Owen and directed by Steven Soderbergh, which Cinemax will be unveiling in August. This is the same network we jokingly call Skinemax, and which features action-packed, nudity-heavy series like Strike Back, Hunted and Banshee. However, The Knick definitely looks like a promising new start for the network in a new trailer for the series.
In the trailer, we’re introduced to the high-pressure, high-stakes existence of Dr. John W. Thackery (Owen), a doctor at New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital in the early twentieth century. As he pushes to expand the known boundaries of modern medicine, he encounters a myriad of personal and professional dilemmas.
The main draw for a lot of viewers will probably be Owen, who looks like he’s perfectly suited for this gritty role, but I’m most excited to see Soderbergh’s direction on the series. »
- Isaac Feldberg
There have been a variety of short teasers online for Steven Soderbergh’s new stab at TV, period medical drama The Knick, but here comes a slightly longer, more satisfying look. Prepare for blood, guts and Clive Owen being American in the new trailer. The Knick is set at the turn of the century, following the staff and patients of New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital. Owen plays Dr. John W. Thackery, a man who believes in giving the boundaries of medical science a hearty shove whenever he can. Of course, it was an uphill struggle to evolve the practices of the time, some of which were still rooted in the more barbaric days of yore. But the waiting lists were occasionally shorter, so that’s something.Cinemax lured Soderbergh to work on the small screen with the promise of creative freedom, and he’s clearly used it to the full »
Cinemax is having fun teasing us with short clips from Steven Soderbergh‘s upcoming TV show The Knick. We’ve already posted four brief spots and now they’ve released a longer (if only by 20 seconds) teaser for the show. Created by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler, and starring Clive Owen, Juliet Rylance, Steve Garfanti, and Cara Seymour, The Knick looks at the professional and personal lives of Dr. John W. Thackery (played by Owen) and an unknown character (played by Garfanti) and the staff at New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century. The Knick is set to air this summer on Cinemax but there is still no official premiere date announced. Watch the ominous teaser below. Enjoy!
Six big words fill the screen of the 30-second teaser ad for the upcoming Cinemax drama The Knick: Coming Soon. Steven Soderbergh. Clive Owen. To any serious film and television viewer, you do not really need to know anything else.
But, in case you want a bit more context, The Knick is Soderbergh’s first major project that he is attached to since his retirement from film and the quick glimpse below promises a marvellously macabre time. The show takes place in New York City during the early 1900s at the Knickerbocker Hospital – the location whose nickname gives the series its title. It was one of the most revolutionary institutions in treating polio, alcoholism and gynecology, and the teaser is filled with some rather bloody, unorthodox stages of procedure.
Clive Owen is in the lead as doctor John W. Thackery, who seems enthralled by living “in a time of endless possibility. »
- Jordan Adler
One of the most well-known directors over the past 20 years has been Steven Soderbergh. With movies such as Schizopolis, The Limey, Ocean’s Eleven, The Informant!, and Haywire in his resume, many film fans were saddened to hear of his retirement from feature filmmaking. Fans of Soderbergh, however, were excited to hear that the filmmaker would continue to work, this time on the small screen, working with Cinemax as a producer and director on the new series The Knick. Created by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler, the series stars Clive Owen, Juliet Rylance, Steve Garfanti, and Cara Seymour. Four teasers for the series have now been released, and can be seen below.
(Source: Thompson on Hollywood)
- Deepayan Sengupta
Cinemax has revealed the first teaser for Steven Soderbergh's original series "The Knick", starring Clive Owen and premiering this summer. Set in downtown New York in 1900, the ten-episode season centers on Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff, who push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. The writing team of Jack Amiel and Michael Begler, who wrote the pilot for the series, serve as executive producers, along with Soderbergh, Owen, Michael Sugar and Gregory Jacobs. Michael Polaire produces. »
11 items from 2014
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