“The Knick” aired its last episode more than a year ago, and its star, Clive Owen, has said that he wouldn’t return to the show after starring in it for two seasons.
So the news Thursday that Cinemax has officially pulled the plug on the show comes as little surprise. But “The Knick” is, in fact, done. There had been some talk that the Steven Soderbergh-produced and -directed series could continue with a new person in the lead role, but it’s not happening.
“After a critically acclaimed two-season run of ‘The Knick’ on Cinemax, we will not be going forward with additional episodes of the series,” Kary Antholis, head of programming for Cinemax, says in a statement. “Despite our pride in and affection for the series, as well as our respect for and gratitude towards Steven Soderbergh and his team, we have decided to return Cinemax to its original primetime series fare of high-octane action dramas, many of which will be internationally co-produced.”
“The Knick,” in which Owen played a drug-addicted surgeon in early 1900s New York, was neither a high-octane action drama nor financed with international co-producers. Its last episode aired in December 2015.
“The Knick” joins these shows on the list of cancellations in 2016-17.