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The Knick back on Cinemax

(The Philippine Star) - October 13, 2015 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines -  Starring Clive Owen (Emmy nominee for HBO’s Hemingway & Gellhorn; Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner for Closer), André Holland (Selma, 42), Eve Hewson (Enough Said) and Juliet Rylance (Frances Ha), The Knick kicks off its 10-episode second season same day as the US — Oct. 17 on HBO GO and at 10 p.m. on CINEMAX. New episodes air every Saturday at the same time on Cinemax.

Viewers can watch seasons one and two of The Knick anytime anywhere on HBO GO. Additionally, non-subscribers can watch the first episode for free on cinemaxasia.com and youtube.com/HBOAsia from Oct. 21 to Nov 4.

Steven Soderbergh (Oscar winner for Traffic; Emmy winner for HBO’s Behind the Candelabra; Emmy nominee for Season 1) directs the entire season of the show, which recently received an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program (One Hour or More).

New York City, 1901: The Knick faces an upheaval, as Dr. John Thackery’s absence (due to his hospitalization for cocaine addiction), a dearth of affluent patients, and financial missteps have led to the board’s decision to shutter The Knickerbocker Hospital in favor of a new building uptown. In this world of corruption, invention and progress, everyone is searching for the new path that will help him or her survive. Whether it’s a path toward justice, freedom, love or just plain survival, nothing comes easy.

As relocation plans proceed, the gifted but under-appreciated Dr. Algernon Edwards jockeys to become Thackery’s successor as chief of surgery, while fellow doctors, nurses, nuns and administrators grapple with challenges at work and in their private lives.

Gregory Jacobs (HBO’s Behind the Candelabra; Magic Mike XXL), Soderbergh, Michael Sugar (The Fifth Estate, Rendition) and Clive Owen executive produce. The writing team of Jack Amiel and Michael Begler (Raising Helen, Big Miracle) writes and executive produces. Michael Polaire (HBO’s Behind the Candelabra) produces. Steven Katz is the writer of season two episodes five and eight, and is co-executive producer.

Rich in period detail, The Knick captures the era’s unique zeitgeist, when huge strides in technology transformed medicine and treatments that were once thought impossible became commonplace. The series also addresses slowly changing social norms at a time when the gulf between rich and poor was profound, and the idea of racial equality a distant dream.

Creating 1901 New York was left to production designer Howard Cummings, who recently received his second Emmy for Season 1 of The Knick.

 

ACIRC BEHIND THE CANDELABRA BIG MIRACLE CLIVE OWEN DR. ALGERNON EDWARDS DR. JOHN THACKERY ENOUGH SAID EVE HEWSON FIFTH ESTATE FRANCES HA GOLDEN GLOBE
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