Trailer for Steven Soderbergh's Cinemax show The Knick, starring Clive Owen
While Steven Soderbergh may have have dropped out of the feature-film directing gig, he's currently all over televised content. He recently directed the fantastic HBO film, BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, and now he's moving on to a fleshed out TV show for Cinemax entitled, The Knick. Soderbergh has directed all ten episodes of the first season which features Clive Owen as a doctor who (at that time) is pushing the envelope on medical treatment.
Check it out:
The synopsis is 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.
Everything from top to bottom looks fantastic, from the sets to the direction to the actors. While I understand that not every show can carry the same director throughout an entire season, the shows that do implement that (True Detective) seem to have a great, unifying feel. I expect no less from The Knick, especially with Soderbergh at the helm.
The Knick, which stars Clive Owen, 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, premiers on August 8, 2014 at 10pm on Cinemax.