The original drama series The Knick will launch its ten-episode season in Asia exclusively on Cinemax August 9 at 9pm, less than 24 hours of its US debut.

Academy Award and Emmy winner Steven Soderbergh (TrafficSide Effects, HBO’s Behind the Candelabra) directs Academy Award and Emmy nominee Clive Owen (Children of Men, HBO’s Hemingway & Gellhorn) in the entire season of the show.

The Knick

Set in downtown New York in 1900, The Knick centres 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.