Cinemax’s ‘The Knick’ Renewed for Season 2 Ahead of Series Premiere

'The Knick' Season 2: Cinemax's Steven

Cinemax has renewed Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” for season 2 ahead of its series premiere on Aug. 8, the network announced Thursday at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour.

The second season will also consist of 10 episodes. Soderbergh confirmed he will direct the entire season, as he did with season 1. Set in downtown New York in 1900, “The Knick” centers on the Knickerbocker Hospital and its groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff, who push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics.

“I’m going to do all 10 — you’re seeing a trend now of … a sense that there’s a positive aspect to having a visual language that’s very specific and very unified throughout the show,” Soderbergh noted. “It’s not only creatively satisfying, but also, practically speaking, better … in terms of economics … we schedule it like a film.”

Rumors of Soderbergh’s retirement were apparently greatly exaggerated, and the director wryly noted, “It’s sort of unfortunate that people have to keep listening to me explain why I went back to work.”

He added, “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.”

“The Knick” stars Clive Owen, Andre Holland, Eve Hewson, Juliet Rylance, Jeremy Bobb and Michael Angarano.

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  2. Jennifer G. says:

    I cannot wait for season 2, love the show! Only wish there were 15 shows to look forward to and not 10, but still excited. Now, when will it start?

  3. Jeanie Reuss says:

    Best series ever! Fantastic actors, doing a spectacular job on the series. Hoping there are more seasons to come.

  4. Michele Jasmon says:

    This is my favorite series EVER!!!! I love the turn of the century set, the complex issues surrounding the good doctors cocaine abuse being treated with Heroine, Typhoid Mary, Andre and his beautiful lady, in love since childhood & ofcourse Clive and his overly dedicated nurse. My God I’ve never been so entertained. I loved it so much I would watch the reruns at every opportunity. I’m so happy it’s back! hoping for more seasons as well. I just can’t get enough!

  5. YES SEASON 2 says:

    I am Thrilled !! I can’t wait for season 2 of The Knick!! It is so wonderful. It is by far one of the best shows on television. I can see it going at least 5 seasons if not more. There is enough material and characters to really develop a great show. Since True Blood ended, i am left without something I can really get into and fall in love with . This show could really fill that void!

    • Michael says:

      Heck yes. I loved the show so much! I never thought I would like the show, but boy was I wrong. The best show out by far rigems know and seems like its forever until season 2 is coming out. When I had found out its only going to be 10 episodes I was very disappointed. would be so awesome if they had like 20 lol.

  6. Anne says:

    When,When, When does season two of the Knick start?? I can’t wait!! I’ve been watching Season one over and over! Oooo, I can’t wait!

  7. Moparman says:

    Great show hurry up with season 2

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