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The Knick

Genres: Drama, Period Drama
Broadcast on: M-Net, M-Net Edge, M-Net City, ShowMax

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Seasons

Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
Cinemax 08 Aug 2014 17 Oct 2014 Fridays, 22h00 - 23h00 10
HBO 09 Aug 2014 18 Oct 2014 Saturdays, 22h00 - 23h00 10
M-Net 10 Aug 2014 26 Oct 2014 Sundays, 03h00 (express broadcast) 10
M-Net 11 Aug 2014 27 Oct 2014 Mondays, 21h30 - 22h30 10
M-Net Edge 31 Jan 2015 07 Feb 2015 Saturdays, 21h00 - 01h00 10
ShowMax 17 Feb 2016 17 Feb 2016 Wednesday, 00h01 (all episodes) 10


Season 1

The Knick is an American period drama television series created and written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler which follows the professional and personal lives of Dr. John W. Thackery and the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century.

Set in downtown New York in 1900, The Knick is 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.

Academy Award- and Emmy-nominee Clive Owen stars as Doctor John Thackery, a brilliant surgeon pioneering new methods in the field, despite his secret addiction to cocaine.

He leads a team of doctors including his protégé Dr. Everett Gallinger; the young Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. and Dr. 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, Captain August Robertson; surly ambulance driver Tom Cleary; Lucy Elkins; a fresh-faced nurse from the country; the crooked hospital administrator Herman Barrow; and Sister Harriet, a nun who isn't afraid to speak her mind.

Writers of the series are Jack Amiel and Michael Begler (Raising Helen, Big Miracle), who also serve as executive producers, along with Gregory Jacobs (Behind the Candelabra), Stephen Soderbergh, Michael Sugar (Rendition) and Clive Owen.

Michael Polaire (Behind the Candelabra) produces; Steven Katz (Shadow of the Vampire) is a supervising producer and wrote episodes 5 and 9. Soderbergh directed all 10 episodes of Season 1.

Broadcast Notes

The series premiered in the USA on Cinemax on Friday 8 August 2014. An "express broadcast" of the series debuted in South Africa on M-Net on Sunday 10 August, at 03h00, repeated when the series took its usual timeslot of Mondays at 21h30, from 11 August.


Season 1 Cast

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Dr. John W. Thackery

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Dr. Algernon Edwards

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Herman Barrow

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Cornelia Robertson

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Lucy Elkins

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Dr. Bertram 'Bertie' Chickering Jr.

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Tom Cleary

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Sister Harriet

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Dr. Everett Gallinger

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Inspector Jacob Speight

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Dr. Christenson

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Nurse Pell

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Fionnula Sears

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Abigail Alford

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Phillip

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Dr. William Halsted

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Archbishop

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Mrs. Hemming

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Effie Barrow

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Dietz

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Corky

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Police Captain

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Luff

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Dr. Henry Cotton

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Dr. Bertram Chickering, Sr.


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