A month before The Knick is set to premiere on Cinemax, the cable channel has renewed the series for a second season. There will be 10 episodes once again and they are expected to start airing in 2015.
The Knick is set in New York City in 1900 and revolves around the staff of the Knickerbocker Hospital. They push the boundaries of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics.
Brilliant surgeon John Thackery (Clive Owen) is pioneering new methods in the field, despite nursing his secret and severe addiction to cocaine. The rest of the cast includes Andre Holland, Jeremy Bobb, Juliet Rylance, Eve Hewson, Michael Angarano, Chris Sullivan, Cara Seymour, Eric Johnson, David Fierro, and Matt Frewer.
The first season of The Knick debuts August 8th on Cinemax.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to checking out this new series? Are you more likely to start watching, knowing that it’s already been renewed?