Cinemax’s new original drama series The Knick will premiere on Friday August 8th at 10/9c, the network announced today.
The Knick is set in downtown New York in 1900 and 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 cast includes Clive Owen, Andre Holland, Eve Hewson, Jeremy Bobb, Juliet Rylance, Michael Angarano, Chris Sullivan, Cara Seymour, Eric Johnson, David Fierro, Maya Kazan, Grainger Hines and Leon Addison Brown.
The period drama initially received a green-light at Cinemax back in July 2013 and had been expected to launch this Fall, but was moved up when the network’s original series that normally airs in the summer – the co-production Strike Back – was delayed due to a injury co-lead Sullivan Stapleton suffered in Thailand. The Knick was created by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler & directed by Steven Soderbergh. The trio also executive produce alongside Clive Owen, Michael Sugar and Gregory Jacobs.