Clive Owen’s starring in a TV series? Yes, Cinemax, you have my attention. The network’s just announced Owen [pictured here in a scene from HBO’s Hemingway & Gellhorn] will star in and Steven Soderbergh (Behind the Candelabra) will direct The Knick. The 10 episode series will air in 2014 with Jack Amiel and Michael Begler writing and executive producing. Soderbergh, Owen, Michael Sugar, and Gregory Jacobs are also executive producing.
Announcing the series, HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo said, “We are thrilled that Steven and Clive have chosen to bring this unique and exciting series to Cinemax.”
Filming will take place this September in New York.
Set in downtown New York in 1900, The Knick centers 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.