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"The Knick": New Cinemax series features director Steven Soderbergh and star Clive Owen

Melissa Hayer Published: July 25, 2013
Steven Soderbergh - AP Photo/Peter Kramer
Steven Soderbergh - AP Photo/Peter Kramer

Academy Award winner and Emmy nominee Steven Soderbergh will direct Academy Award and Emmy nominee Clive Owen for the ten-episode season of the Cinemax original series “The Knick.”

Details on “The Knick,” provided by Cinemax, are as follows:

Set in downtown New York in 1900, THE KNICK 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 writing team of Jack Amiel and Michael Begler (“Raising Helen,” “Big Miracle”), who wrote the pilot for the series, will serve as executive producers, along with Soderbergh, Owen, Michael Sugar (“Rendition”) and Gregory Jacobs (“Behind the Candelabra”). Michael Polaire (“Behind the Candelabra”) produces. Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and CINEMAX Programming, and David Levine, vice president, HBO Entertainment, will oversee the series, which will begin production in New York in September and debut on the network in 2014.

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Clive Owen - AP Photo/Peter Kramer
Clive Owen - AP Photo/Peter Kramer