I love Steven Soderbergh‘s “retirement,” and we haven’t even seen much of it yet. The Knick, the ten-episode Cinemax show directed by Soderbergh, doesn’t premiere until August 8. When it premieres, we’ll see Clive Owen as a surgeon, or what passed for a surgeon in 1900, when the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York was a barrier of sorts between life and death. Cinemax evidently likes the show enough to order a second season; the show’s renewal was announced today. Season two of The Knick will also be a ten-episode affair, and Soderbergh will once again direct the entire span.
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There’s a lot of news today about television efforts from Steven Soderbergh. First, there was the cast info for his Amazon pilot Red Oaks, which Soderbergh is producing and David Gordon Green will direct. Now we’ve got a set of character posters for Soderbergh’s Cinemax show The Knick, which premieres later this year. The show stars Clive Owen as Dr. John W. Thackery, a forward-thinking surgeon at the New York Knickerbocker Hospital at the turn of the century.
A set of posters for the show supports the set of trailers we’ve seen so far, and gives a spotlight to many members of the supporting cast, and also to what appears to be an impressive attention to detail on the part of the wardrobe and production design departments. Additionally, Soderbergh has been talking about the show, and says that the bracing experience of making the first season has him eager to to a second. Read More »
Steven Soderbergh‘s new home is the small screen. The director may not be interested in making theatrical movies at this point, but his transition from film to TV started with Behind the Candelabra, made for HBO, and continues soon with the Cinemax show The Knick. Now Soderbergh is working as a producer on a show called Red Oaks, and the pilot will be directed by David Gordon Green. The show is part of Amazon’s third wave of pilots, and as such everyone will be able to watch the pilot, and have input into any decision to order a series, when it is ready next year.
Amazon has announced the cast for the show, which includes Craig Roberts, Paul Reiser, Jennifer Grey, Richard Kind, and Oliver Cooper. Read More »
Steven Soderbergh‘s latest foray into television is the Cinemax series The Knick, but he isn’t stopping there. The filmmaker is now a producer for a series based on his film The Girlfriend Experience. Starz has given the show a 13-episode order; it will be written and directed by Lodge Kerrigan (Clean, Shaven) and Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color). The two will write all 13 episodes, and split directing duties. Read More »
We’ve been interested in The Knick for months — it’s Steven Soderbergh, after all, directing all ten episodes of a limited cable series on Cinemax. Even better, it has Clive Owen starring as a pioneering surgeon in New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital at the turn of the century. Oh, and the trailers up until this one have all featured the astounding sounds of saxophonist Colin Stetson. (Whose music is also used heavily in The Rover, FYI.) Now there’s a new trailer for The Knick, and it is the most revealing yet. This one prioritizes dialogue over sound and image, even if most of that dialogue is voice-over from Owen. Watch below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 by Angie Han
It was established some time ago that Steven Soderbergh would not be directing Magic Mike XXL. After lots of rumor and speculation, it was announced earlier this spring that Soderbergh’s longtime first assistant director Gregory Jacobs would be taking over the reins instead.
But that doesn’t mean Soderbergh isn’t involved. To the contrary, he sounds about as involved as he could possibly be without actually directing the thing himself. Hit the jump to find out just what Soderbergh will be doing on the stripper sequel.
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Cinemax is going slow with the release of footage from Steven Soderbergh‘s TV show The Knick, but that’s OK. The series tells of the early days of modern surgical medicine, focusing on one doctor (played by Clive Owen) at New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital. The prior teases were basically still images with ominous music from saxophonist extraordinaire Colin Stetson. This one is still short at 30 seconds, but it at last gives us some dialogue and moving images. They’re still fairly ominous, and weirdly appealing. Check out the latest The Knick teaser below. Read More »
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In a new set of three The Knick teasers, we see more flashes of Steven Soderbergh‘s upcoming Cinemax show. All are pretty short, just like the first, but they feature that same Colin Stetson baritone sax honk, and super-ominous shots of star Clive Owen, who plays a turn of the century surgeon in New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital.
Check out the three below, and link back here for the first. Read More »