The Knick, created by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler, is a medical period drama that’s about dr. John W Thackery at Knickerbocker Hospital (fictional) in New York. Set in the early 1900s, The Knick aired on Cinemax, the first season airing in 2014 and the second season in 2015.
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Isn’t there a season 3 for The Knick?
Director Steven Soderbergh initially wanted to release six seasons for The Knick, but the show was canceled just after two seasons. After letting go 20 episodes in the first two seasons, the show has been canceled for further seasons.
Why was The Knick season 3 cancelled?
The Knick didn’t do so well before Cinemax and the switch to HBO was not planned. There was increasing pressure on HBO to compete with other shows on the channel, so they decided to cancel season 3 of The Knick.
Soderbergh said in an interview: “I can say that I read an excellent pilot, and HBO has it. I hope that continues.” He planned exactly what season 3 of The Knick would look like, but not everything went according to plan. While citing the reason behind the season 3 cancellation, he said: “A few things we couldn’t control.”
What is The Knick about?
The show features Clive Owen, a talented surgeon at Knickerbocker Hospital, New York. It is a place where the surgeons try out new techniques to operate on their patients. Our main character Dr. John W. Thackery is based in part on William Stewart Halsted.
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In this daring and exciting series, he addresses this cocaine and opium addiction while discovering new methods in the medical field and maintaining a reputation among his peers. In an all-white hospital, he strives to deal with both the people and the racially charged city.
Is The Knick based on true events?
The Knick isn’t entirely based on true events, but it does have a few bits of real events. They have little in common with the real figures. dr. John Thackery is based on William Stewart Halsted and Dr. Algernon C. Edwards is inspired by Daniel Hale Williams.
Also, the hospital in which the series is set was a real hospital in Harlem, New York City, established in 1862.
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Where can you watch The Knick?
Initially, The Knick was made for Cinemax, but now it’s available on HBO Max. You can watch The Knick on HBO Max, Max Go, Cinemax Amazon Channel, DIRECT TV. You can also watch it on Disney+.
If you are interested in the medical field and curious about the same, this medical drama is the perfect way to get closer to your answers. The series has captured the medicinal details and activities very well and realistically.
If you haven’t checked out The Knick yet, check it out! We can only hope that season 3 of The Knick gets renewed! Until then, stay tuned!