A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century.
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Series cast summary:
André Holland ...  Dr. Algernon Edwards 21 episodes, 2014-2015
Clive Owen ...  Dr. John W. Thackery 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Jeremy Bobb ...  Herman Barrow 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Juliet Rylance ...  Cornelia Robertson 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Eve Hewson ...  Nurse Lucy Elkins 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Michael Angarano ...  Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Cara Seymour ...  Sister Harriet 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Eric Johnson ...  Dr. Everett Gallinger 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Chris Sullivan ...  Tom Cleary 19 episodes, 2014-2015
Grainger Hines ...  Captain August Robertson 15 episodes, 2014-2015
Zuzanna Szadkowski ...  Nurse Pell 15 episodes, 2014-2015
Maya Kazan ...  Eleanor Gallinger 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Ylfa Edelstein ...  Nurse Baker 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Lucas Papaelias ...  Eldon Pouncey 12 episodes, 2014-2015
Leon Addison Brown ...  Jesse Edwards 11 episodes, 2014-2015
Charles Aitken ...  Henry Robertson 11 episodes, 2014-2015
Tom Lipinski ...  Phillip Showalter 11 episodes, 2014-2015
Jennifer Ferrin ...  Abigail Alford 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Happy Anderson ...  Jimmy 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Perry Yung ...  Ping Wu 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Frank Wood ...  Mr. Havershorn 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Ying Ying Li ...  Lin-Lin 9 episodes, 2014-2015
Suzanne Savoy ...  Victoria Robertson 9 episodes, 2014-2015
Richard James Porter ...  Monsignor Joseph Mills Lawlor 9 episodes, 2014-2015


A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century. Every day they must deal with lack of funding, personal conflicts, egotism, racial tensions, personal vices, drug addiction, affairs, closed minds, dated nigh-medieval medical techniques and them and their experimental new techniques being misunderstood by most, in order to keep the hospital going and give the ill the help they need. The pressure is enormous and leaves its mark on the souls of most of them.

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Clive Owen revealed in a interview that, because the whole season was written in advance and there's only one director, scenes from different episodes were shot in a row, based on the location available. See more »

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Why Wasn't Successful!
9 May 2016 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

I'm surprised that this Cinemax series wasn't more successful. It has everything going for it like solid writing, acting, and high quality production. Set in 1900 New York City, the Knick is short for the Knickerbocker hospital. Just like other businesses, hospitals have to make a profit and survive. The Knick is a 1900 version of St. Elsewhere about a struggling hospital. The first season has ten episodes starring Clive Owen as Dr. Thackeray, a renowned surgeon and secret drug addict. Andre Holland plays Dr. Algernon Edwards, an African American surgeon trained at Harvard and worked in Europe before coming to the Knick. Juliet Rylance plays Cornelia Robertson, the hospital administrator and daughter of its owner. Cara Seymour plays a nun with quite a secret that you won't see coming with complexity and devotion. The rest of the cast is stellar but I can't name them all here. Eve Hewson is perfect as the West Virginia transplanted nurse who knows and protects Thackeray. This series is almost flawless and perfect but I can't understand why I didn't see or know about it before. This series deserved some respect and accolades like other series.

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