The Knickerbocker Hospital is officially closed for business. After more than a year of waiting to hear if Steven Soderbergh’s stunning The Knick would get a third season on Cinemax, the worst is true. The Clive Owen–fronted period medical drama will not return for another season on the cable network, which shouldn’t come as a complete surprise if you watched and enjoyed the season-two finale. Still, it stings. It was so good! “We will not be going forward with additional episodes of the series,” a statement from Cinemax explained. “Despite our pride in and affection for the series as well as our respect for and gratitude toward Steven Soderbergh and his team, we have decided to return Cinemax to its original primetime series fare of high-octane action dramas, many of which will be internationally co-produced.” The Knick was a particularly noteworthy achievement for Soderbergh, who directed all 20 episodes of the series in addition to executive-producing it. He has since jumped ship over to Starz to executive-produce another Vulture favorite, The Girlfriend Experience.
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