Singapore – Academy Award winner and Emmy nominee Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Side Effects, HBO’s Behind the Candelabra) will direct the entire ten-episode season of the CINEMAX original series The Knick, which begins production in New York in September.
Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming, says, “We are thrilled that Steven and Clive have chosen to bring this unique and exciting series to CINEMAX.”
The Knick centres on Knickerbocker Hospital in downtown New York in 1900 where viewers will watch as the surgeons, nurses and staff, push the bounds of medicine in a time of high mortality rates and zero antibiotics.
The writing team of Jack Amiel and Michael Begler (Raising Helen, Big Miracle), who wrote the pilot for the series, will serve as executive producers, along with Soderbergh, Owen, Michael Sugar (Rendition) and Gregory Jacobs (Behind the Candelabra). Michael Polaire (Behind the Candelabra) will also be involved in producing the series. Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and CINEMAX Programming, and David Levine, vice president, HBO Entertainment, will oversee the series.