SEASON TWO OF EMMY®-WINNING CINEMAX SERIES “THE KNICK” PREMIERES OCTOBER 17 ON CINEMAX & HBO GO

Friday, October 09, 2015

Starring Clive Owen (Emmy® nominee for HBO’s “Hemingway & Gellhorn”; Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe winner for “Closer”), André Holland (“Selma,” “42”), Eve Hewson (“Enough Said”) and Juliet Rylance (“Frances Ha”), The Knick kicks off its ten-episode second season same day as the US — Saturday, October 17, 2015 on HBO Go and at 10:00 pm on Cinemax. New episodes air every Saturday at the same time on Cinemax.

Viewers can watch seasons one and two of The Knick anytime anywhere on HBO Go. Additionally, non-subscribers can watch the first episode for free on cinemaxasia.com and youtube.com/HBOAsia from October 21 to November 4, 2015.



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).



New York City, 1901: The Knick faces an upheaval, as Dr. John Thackery’s absence (due to his hospitalization for cocaine addiction), a dearth of affluent patients, and financial missteps have led to the board’s decision to shutter The Knickerbocker Hospital in favour of a new building uptown. In this world of corruption, invention and progress, everyone is searching for the new path that will help him or her survive. Whether it’s a path toward justice, freedom, love or just plain survival, nothing comes easy.



As relocation plans proceed, the gifted but under-appreciated Dr. Algernon Edwards jockeys to become Thackery’s successor as chief of surgery, while fellow doctors, nurses, nuns and administrators grapple with challenges at work and in their private lives.



The returning ensemble cast includes Jeremy Bobb (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “House of Cards”), Michael Angarano (“The Stanford Prison Experiment,” “Empire State”), Chris Sullivan (“The Drop,” HBO’s “The Normal Heart”), Cara Seymour (“I Origins,” “An Education”), Eric Johnson (“Rookie Blues”), David Fierro (“Birdman : Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”), Maya Kazan (“Frances Ha,” HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), Grainger Hines (“Lincoln”), Leon Addison Brown (“Lincoln: A Walk Among the Tombstones”), Tom Lipinski (“Sometimes I Lie”), Charles Aitken (“The Girl on the Train”), Jennifer Ferrin (“Falling Skies”), Perry Yung (“Royal Pains”), Rachel Korine (“Spring Breakers”) and Michael Nathanson (“Side Effects”). Cast newcomers include Andrew Rannells (HBO’s “Girls”), Zaraah Abrahams (“Da Sweet Blood of Jesus”), Annabelle Attanasio (“Anchovies”), Arielle Goldman (“The Zebra Room”) and Emily Kinney (“The Walking Dead”).



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.



Rich in period detail, The Knick captures the era’s unique zeitgeist, when huge strides in technology transformed medicine and treatments that were once thought impossible became commonplace. The series also addresses slowly changing social norms at a time when the gulf between rich and poor was profound, and the idea of racial equality a distant dream.



Creating 1901 New York was left to production designer Howard Cummings, who recently received his second Emmy® for season one of The Knick. Exteriors were recreated in and around Brooklyn and in downtown Manhattan, while interiors of the Knickerbocker Hospital, along with additional sets, were filmed at Cine Magic East River Studio soundstages. The streets of Yonkers, NY were used to recreate Chinatown in San Francisco.



Season two’s eye-catching costumes were created by Emmy®-winning costume designer Ellen Mirojnick. From period hospital uniforms to men’s impeccably tailored suits, from women’s ornate ball gowns to provocative dance-hall attire, she definitively captures the disparity in the clothing of the haves and the have-nots in the turn-of-the-century New York.

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