Cinemax has finally announced the premiere date for Steven Soderbergh's highly anticipated new series, "The Knick." The Clive Owen period medical drama will debut Friday, August 8th at 10pm.
The 10-episode first season is set in downtown New York City in the year 1900, when medical practices were as experimental as they were healing. Owen stars as a surgeon who pushes the boundaries of his profession for the sake of science. There have been teasers a plenty, but little is known outside of the basic premise. Undoubtedly more will be unveiled in the coming months, marking the best result of knowing the show's release date.
While Soderbergh retired from the silver screen after "Side Effects'" release in early 2013, his HBO film of the same year, "Behind the Candelabra," was a smashing success. Now he's less than three months away from unveiling his next directorial effort. The series was written and created by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler, a rather odd choice considering their past highlights are soft, romantic films like "Raising Helen" and "Big Miracle." Still, Soderbergh has always been one of the most experimental commercial filmmakers -- whatever he turns out has to be compelling in one way or another.
Take a look at the latest trailer for "The Knick" below.