Soderbergh confirmed to The Playlist that a pilot for Season 3 has been written by the show's creators, with help from Jenkins and star Holland.
WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW FOR THE SEASON FINALE EPISODE OF THE KNICK. The buck-naked, jittery speech Thack gave to the startled but undeniably impressed assembly of physicians can stand as one of Clive Owens’ greatest moments to date. The most rich of these explored the ever-more-desperate schemings of hospital manager Herman Barrow (Jeremy Bobb), whose weasel-working is coming back to bite him quite viciously.
There was an unprecedented variety of excellent dramas this year… as well as an unprecedented amount of them. But with the range of tone, genre, casting, styles of writing and direction — this was truly a ripe year for drama, spreading across network, basic and premium cable, and streaming as well. Here are my picks for the best of them.
Things were looking up for The Knick’s lone black surgeon Dr. Algernon Edwards when Season 2 opened: He served as the hospital’s chief of surgery while Dr. Thackery (Clive Owen) got treated for his cocaine addiction. All of that means we had a lot to talk about with Andre Holland, who plays Algernon on Cinemax’s superb medical drama. Holland spoke with Yahoo TV about Algernon’s futile efforts to earn respect from some of his colleagues, the effect his wife Opal’s arrival has had on him this season, his collaborative partnership — don’t call it a “friendship” — with Thackery, the pleasures of working with series director Steven Soderbergh… and that cringe-inducing eye surgery scene in Episode 2.
We’re thankful for plenty of things this holiday season… and that includes the supporting characters that make TV worth watching. Here, we’re raising our glasses in a toast to the funniest, most fascinating people (and dogs) we’ve spent our 2015 with. And if any of these standout characters are unfamiliar to you? Well, there’s your holiday binge-watching assignment right there
The freshman season of Cinemax’s The Knick was a knockout, both visually and dramatically, with Clive Owen starring as Dr. John Thackery, the drug-addled chief surgeon of a cash-strapped hospital in 1900 New York. It managed to be both repulsive, with stomach-churning surgery scenes where very few patients survived, and mesmerizing, with beautiful candlelit scenes shot by Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh. But what can it do for an encore?
The Knick, whose second season premieres tomorrow night on Cinemax, is an exception to this feeling of mine: I admire it, and enjoy it a lot. A central theme of this show overseen by director/cinematographer Steven Soderbergh is the relentless push forward of history, propelling people into future innovations and social situations whether they’re ready or not.
With so much to watch on TV, it can be difficult to plan ahead. But we’re here to help! Here are the five shows you won’t want to miss this week. Fargo: Monday, Oct. 12 at 10 p.m. on FX Can the second season of FX’s Midwest procedural possibly live up to its acclaimed, award-winning freshman year?
The clock is ticking, The Knick fans: Season 2 of Cinemax’s moody, ravishingly shot hospital drama finally arrives next month — and this new trailer gives us plenty to chew on while we wait to go into surgery. Set to the insisting sound of a ticking clock, the trailer heralds the return of Dr. John Thackery (Clive Owen) from rehab, where he went at the end of Season 1 to treat his cocaine addiction… with heroin! (God bless the limited medical knowledge we had back in 1900.)
Ladies with an attitude, fellas who weren’t in the mood (for hanky panky with a swine). That little tweak on a classic Madonna lyric might be one way to describe the 74th Peabody Awards’ entertainment winners.