If you’ve been eagerly awaiting your next fix of Clive Owen in early 20th century New York, Sky Atlantic has got you covered. Sky has set The Knick Season 2 UK premiere date for just under two weeks’ time, bringing Steven Soderbergh’s drama back to our shores for another ten doses. Continue reading
Taking early retirement from the world of feature films, Steven Soderbergh has returned to the small screen for the first time in over a decade to bring us The Knick, the ten-part drama led by Oscar nominee Clive Owen.
Premiering this summer on HBO’s Cinemax, the first season is directed in its entirety by Soderbergh, and this latest trailer promises as pulsating and powerful a drama as anything currently on TV.
Set in downtown New York in 1900, ‘The Knick’ is a new Cinemax drama series from Academy Award and Emmy-winning director Steven Soderbergh. It is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. Soderbergh directs all 10 episodes of the series’ first season.
Academy Award and Emmy nominee Clive Owen stars as Doctor John Thackery, a brilliant surgeon pioneering new methods in the field, despite nursing a severe addiction to cocaine. He leads a team of doctors including his protégé Dr. Everett Gallinger; the young Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr.; and Algernon Edwards, a promising surgeon who’s been recently thrust upon him. The lively cast of characters at the hospital also includes Cornelia Robertson, the daughter of its benefactor; surly ambulance driver Tom Cleary; Lucy Elkins, a fresh-faced nurse from the country; the crooked manager Herman Barrow; and Sister Harriet, a nun with who isn’t afraid to speak her mind.
Three years ago, Mike Cahill made waves with his narrative directorial debut, Another Earth, one of the most memorable independent films in years. Three months ago, he returned to Park City to debut his latest feature, I Origins, at Sundance, and it was met with an equally welcome reception.
Fox Searchlight were quick to acquire the film’s worldwide rights, and last night they launched the first trailer over on Apple, giving a brilliant taste of what’s sure to be one of the most fascinating films of the year. A film revolving around questions of science versus faith, reincarnation versus despair, and life versus death is definitely one I want to see.
I ORIGINS follows a molecular biologist whose study of the human eye points to evidence with far reaching implications about our scientific and spiritual beliefs.