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Exclusive: First Official Poster & 10 Character One-Sheets For Steven Soderbergh's Cinemax Series 'The Knick'

Television
by Kevin Jagernauth
July 3, 2014 5:54 PM
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When Steven Soderbergh decided to retire from filmmaking, he had more or less stated that as far as his cinematic aspirations go, he had achieved much of what he had set out to do decades ago. But the filmmaker is never one to shy away from a challenge, and it looks like television is providing him an inspired opportunity to tell stories on a grander, more daring scale, with the kind of leeway and freedom he might not get at a Hollywood studio. And that's only one of the reasons we're excited to see "The Knick," the director's upcoming series for Cinemax.

Another reason is Clive Owen, with the actor taking the lead role of Dr. John W. Thackery, the boundary-pushing practitioner at the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York City in the early 1900s, when antibiotics didn't exist, and a visit to surgery could just as likely leave you dead as alive. And in these exclusive posters for the Cinemax series, we see the fascinating array of characters that will surround Thackery, and remind audiences of the bracing reality of the medical practice back then, where the sight of blood and bones was a common occurrence.

Co-starring André Holland, Eve Hewson, Juliet Rylance, Jeremy Bobb, Michael Angarano, Chris Sullivan, Cara Seymour, Eric Johnson, David Fierro, Maya Kazan, Leon Addison Brown and Matt Frewer, "The Knick" debuts on Cinemax on Friday, August 8th at 10 PM. Posters below.


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7 Comments

  • ramtin | July 4, 2014 10:52 AMReply

    i don't like medical dramas but i hope it's good!

  • Rob | July 3, 2014 7:47 PMReply

    taglines in general tend to be awful, but god these are just the worst.

    regardless, marketing pinheads can't keep down my excitement for this

  • yer | July 3, 2014 6:51 PMReply

    Steven Soderbergh...isn't what he used to be.

  • spoilerdirector | July 5, 2014 9:07 PM

    Yeah, they could have used a little more imagination than having every line be " ___isn't what it used to be." After two of them you get it and the rest are just tedious. Especially because most of them don't have a visual payoff for the line. Bad advertising.

  • Teddie | July 4, 2014 1:19 PM

    Ted G. isn't what he used to be....

  • hank | July 3, 2014 6:48 PMReply

    love that you still lead any story about Soderbergh with a reference to his retirement, even a story about his new, 10 hour movie. time to find another worn out, contrived angle to lean on.

  • Joao | July 3, 2014 6:14 PMReply

    I can't wait for this one.

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