The Knick - Season 2
The show premiered on Cinemax on August 8, 2014. On July 10, 2014, Cinemax renewed The Knick for a ten-episode second season, which premiered on October 16, 2015. In March 2017, Cinemax announced the series was canceled.
The Knick - Season 2
In September 2020, Soderbergh confirmed that a new season of The Knick is in development led by Barry Jenkins and André Holland, who would return as his character Dr. Algernon C. Edwards, and that original creators Jack Amiel and Michael Begler have written a pilot episode.
Production for season 1 began in September 2013 in New York City. Dr. Stanley Burns, founder and CEO of The Burns Archive, served as the on-set medical adviser on the series, and worked closely with production and the actors to make the hospital scenes realistic and authentic to the period. Images from the Burns Archive became important references for everything from the antiseptic atomizers in the operating theater to an early X-ray machine, to the prosthetic worn by a recurring character.
Jack Amiel and Michael Begler wrote the majority of the first-season episodes, and Steven Soderbergh directed all 10 episodes in the first season. Soderbergh was also the director of photography and editor, under his usual pseudonyms Peter Andrews and Mary Ann Bernard, respectively.
After the conclusion of the second season on December 18, 2015, it was announced that Cinemax had ordered a script for the season three premiere and a season outline, with negotiations for a third season. In a December 2015 interview with director Steven Soderbergh, he confirmed that Dr. Thackery dies in the season two finale, and that it was all planned from the beginning, and Clive Owen only had a two-year contract for the series. Soderbergh also said, "I told them [Cinemax] that I'm going to do the first two years and then we are going to break out the story for seasons 3 and 4 and try to find a filmmaker or filmmakers to do this the way that I did. This is how we want to do this so that every two years, whoever comes on, has the freedom to create their universe." However, Soderbergh decided, depending upon what those future seasons were, he would like to direct them. "We always envisioned The Knick in two-year increments and with the idea of annihilating what came before every two years. In a 2021 interview Soderbergh outlined his original plan for a six-season series that would involve substantial leaps in time. Seasons 3 and 4 were to be set in the post-WWII era and seasons 5 and 6 in the immediate future. The entire cast and characters were to change.
The first season of The Knick scored 75 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 37 "generally favorable" reviews. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports an 87% "certified fresh" critics rating with an average rating of 8.3/10 based on 170 reviews. The website consensus reads: "The Knick is sincere, emotional period television that takes a down-to-earth, no-holds-barred approach to vital topics".
After the first season aired, IGN reviewer Matt Fowler gave it an 8.6 out of 10 score, saying "The Knick was impressive, intense television - with fascinating, oft-gruesome topics brought ferociously to the forefront by Soderbergh's adept hand. It was hard to watch at times, both due to gore and pure depressing content, but it was always thought-provoking and incredibly well-rendered." Keith Uhlich of The A.V. Club named the episode "Get the Rope" as his seventh favorite motion picture of 2014.
The second season received critical praise. Metacritic scored it an 85 out of 100 based on 17 "universal acclaim" reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gave the second season a 97% approval rating with an average score of 8.55/10 based on 120 reviews, with the critical consensus: "The Knick delivers an addictive second season with stunning visuals, knockout performances, and disturbing moments adding up to a period drama that's anything but dated."
The first season was released on Blu-ray and DVD in region 1 on August 11, 2015. The set contains all 10 episodes, plus three audio commentaries by cast and crew, and two-minute behind-the-scenes featurettes for the episodes. The second season was released on Blu-ray and DVD in region 1 on August 2, 2016. Bonus features include several behind-the-scenes looks at the costumes and sets, including the extravagant ball constructed for the seventh episode, "Williams and Walker", as well as audio commentaries with cast and crew.
In just one season, Dr. John Thackery (Clive Owen) has gone from a highly-regarded surgeon to a drug-addled mess when Cinemax's critically-acclaimed series The Knick returns for Season 2 with the premiere episode Ten Knots, debuting Friday, October 16 at 10 PM ET. While we wait for the season premiere to arrive in just a few short days, the network has released the first clip from this upcoming episode, which shows that Thackery has become quite unhinged. After a surprise visit by Dr. Everett Gallinger (Eric Johnson), Thackery becomes obsessed with the time.
The Knick kicks off its ten-episode second season Friday, October 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on Cinemax, followed by other episodes debuting subsequent Fridays at the same time. Steven Soderbergh (Oscar winner for "Traffic"; Emmy winner for HBO's "Behind the Candelabra"; Emmy nominee for season one) directs the entire season of the show, which recently received an Emmy® in the category of Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program (One Hour or More). Gregory Jacobs (HBO's "Behind the Candelabra"; "Magic Mike XXL"), Steven Soderbergh, Michael Sugar ("The Fifth Estate," "Rendition") and Clive Owen executive produce. The writing team of Jack Amiel & Michael Begler ("Raising Helen," "Big Miracle") writes and executive produces. Michael Polaire (HBO's "Behind the Candelabra") produces. Steven Katz is the writer of season two episodes five and eight, and is co-executive producer.
The production designer is two-time Emmy-winner Howard Cummings (HBO's "Behind the Candelabra"); the costume designer is Emmy-winner Ellen Mirojnick (HBO's "Behind the Candelabra"); and the casting director is Emmy-winner Carmen Cuba (HBO's "Behind the Candelabra"). Composer Cliff Martinez ("Drive") is responsible for The Knick's critically acclaimed score. Emmy-winner Justin Raleigh ("American Horror Story: Freak Show," Emmy nominee for season one) designed the special effects makeup and prostheses for the series. Along with the new clip, Cinemax has released a new photo featuring Clive Owen's Dr. John Thackery, which you can check out below.
Everyone spent "Ten Knots" dealing with the fallout of last season's events, and all faced heavy consequences. What sets Sister Harriet apart is that I am fervently rooting for her to be released. Hopefully, Cleary will find a way to have her freed, so Sister Harriet can end The Knick Season 2 in a better place than she started it.
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Peter: I think that the strongest choice in terms of an overall narrative would be to have Thack die and live on through the doctors that survive him. In episode eight of this season, right after Abigail died, there was strong crucifixion imagery I took as an implication that he was on the path of self-sacrifice. Maybe he will haunt Bertie, Gallinger, Elkins and Edwards like his own ghost mentor did him in season one.
Susan: We started this season with a cross talk about where I guessed we would see Thackery perform surgery on his own brain in order to rid himself of addiction. The self surgery guess turned out to be correct, but it was less cerebral and way more fucking gross than I could have imagined.
Peter: Susan and I both watch these recaps together as they air and I need to tell the world how good she is at predicting the events of the show. This last half of the season has seen a lot of me looking surprised as she victory danced. How many things have you predicted while we watched, Susan?
Of all that transpires in 'This Is All We Are,' the season 2 finale of The Knick, the most indelible moment is that edit. You know the one; it's late in the episode and Thackery, high on cocaine and his own surgical prowess, performs a risky self-surgery in order to repair his ischemic bowels and simultaneously prove the superiority of his cocaine epidural over the more widely used and accepted ether. Thackery, ever the showman, is less surgeon and medial pioneer here than he is carnival barker and sideshow attraction rolled into one. He even narrates his way through the extreme blood loss he suffers as a result of accidentally slicing his aorta. So, when Thack slips into unconsciousness and the camera follows Bertie, as he darts through the halls of the Knick to retrieve a bottle of adrenaline, every single white-shoed footstep feels like an eternity. Back in the theater, Bertie hastily plunges a syringe into Thack's heart and that cut is made. 041b061a72