Genre-hopping director Steven Soderbergh (“The Informant!” “Contagion,” “Haywire,” “Magic Mike,” “Side Effects,” “Behind the Candelabra”) directed all 10 episodes of “The Knick,” which launches Aug. 8.
If Soderbergh jumping from movies to Cinemax seems an unexpected move, recall that Soderbergh also directed all 10 episodes of HBO’s lobbyist mockumentary “K Street” way back in 2003.
Writers Jack Amiel & Michael Belger co-wrote 2004's Kate Hudson vehicle "Raising Helen," 2006's Tim Allen version of "The Shaggy Dog," and the 2012 whale drama "Big Miracle."
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. Steven Soderbergh directs Clive Owen in the entire ten-episode season of the Cinemax original series which debuts August 8, 2014 at 10pm. 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 round out the ensemble cast. The creators and writing team of Jack Amiel & Michael Begler also serve as executive producers, along with Gregory Jacobs, Steven Soderbergh, Michael Sugar and Clive Owen. Michael Polaire produces. Steven Katz serves as supervising producer.