Singapore – Academy Award winner and Emmy nominee Steven Soderbergh (TrafficSide 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.