In advance of The Knick launching its second season on October 16 on Cinemax, the entire first season will be a special presentation on the HBO digital platforms HBO Now, HBO Go and HBO On Demand, as well as online affiliate portals, for a limited 10-week period, starting Friday, August 14.
Non-HBO and Cinemax subscribers will have a chance to catch up on Season 1 of The Knick during a free trial period currently being offered on HBO Now. In addition, HBO2 will present a marathon of the entire ten-episode first season on Saturday, October 10, starting at noon ET/PT.
Helmed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen as the brilliant but emotionally tortured surgeon Dr. John W. Thackery, the upcoming second season, set in 1901, finds the staff of the Knick in turmoil as they prepare for the hospital to be shuttered in favor of a new building uptown. The creators and writing team of Jack Amiel & Michael Begler serve as executive producers, along with Gregory Jacobs, Steven Soderbergh, Michael Sugar and Owen.
HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo also praised the run of Cinemax’s Banshee, whose upcoming eight-episode fourth season in January will be the last for the action drama. Season 3 had achieved record ratings for the network. “Banshee is a unique and compelling show that helped set high standards for original programming for Cinemax,” said Lombardo.
Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen will executive produce Season 4.
“While we certainly considered returning for a fifth season, I always said that when the story was told, it would be time to move on, and that time has come,” co-creator and executive producer Jonathan Tropper said in today’s statement. Debuting in January 2013, Banshee stars Antony Starr as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, PA, where he continues his criminal pursuits while enforcing his own code of justice.
New to the cast are Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse, Buffy The Vampire Slayer) as Veronica Dawson, a tough, sexy and shockingly reckless FBI profiler with no shortage of personal demons, who joins forces with Lucas; Ana Ayora (The Big Wedding) as Nina Cruz, a Banshee deputy working as an inside plant for Proctor; and Casey LaBow (The Twilight Saga; Breaking Dawn) as Maggie, wife of a local Aryan Brotherhood leader, who desperately wants a better life for her and her son.