“The Knick” has yet to begin airing its first season on Friday, August 8, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on Cinemax, but the show has already been renewed for a second season by the cable network. Read on for more about the latest about “The Knick.”
Ahead of its premiere, Cinemax has apparently given “The Knick” a second season. Series creator and director Steven Soderbergh has also confirmed that he will return to the series, directing another round of ten episodes, as he did with the first. Clive Owen (“King Arthur”), the star of the show, wasn’t up to the idea of doing the series in the beginning, but it looks like he’s also on board for another season, as published on Zap2it.
“The Knick,” which explores stories that happened inside a fictional hospital in the early 1900s, is actually based on real cases. The show has a dark tone, taken quite literally and figuratively. As Soderbergh explained in a press panel interview held last July 11, 2014 as published in the same Zap2it report, there were little lighting on the set so that it would look and feel authentic to that period.
Soderbergh also addressed persistent rumors about his turning back on movies and focusing on television instead.
“11 months ago, I did not think I’d be sitting here talking about 10 hours of material that is behind us and 10 hours in front of us, but I had a very similar reaction to the one Clive had when I read the first script … I knew that, as the first person who got to take a look at it, the second person who was going to see it would say yes. My whole life, I’ve moved in any direction that I felt was going to engage me and excite me,” said the director, as published in Variety, addressing why he has decided to do “The Knick.”
And there you have it, the latest news on “The Knick,” which will begin its first season run on Cinemax on Friday, August 8, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. Follow more updates about this show only here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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