Cinemax has renewed 1900s set medical drama The Knick for a second season.
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 series hails from acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh and features a cast which 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 second season pick up for The Knick comes ahead of the series’ premiere next month and mark the first time that Cinemax has handed a second season renewal to an original drama series prior to it debut, something which sister network HBO does regularly. Cinemax’s previous originals Strike Back and Banshee were both renewed part-way through their respective debut seasons.