As one good TV series disappears, another promising one steps up to take its place. The Knick is a Cinemax original series starring Clive Owen and overseen by Steven Soderbergh, which looks at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century. It’s being labeled as strictly a drama, but I’m definitely getting some dark, almost thriller-like vibes from it. Really, I just hope that this is finally a good role for Clive Owen, because that guy’s a good actor who seems to be constantly cast in terrible movies.
The Knick starts August 8, 2014.