Why a Renowned Director May End His Retirement to Direct Cinemax Series

May 24, 2013  •  Post A Comment

A renowned feature film director may come out of retirement to take on "The Knick," a period series from Cinemax set in 1900 New York, reports Mike Fleming Jr. on Deadline.com.

Steven Soderbergh had announced he would retire after his final film, "Behind the Candelabra," which airs Sunday on HBO. But now he’s talking about joining "The Knick," with Soderbergh potentially directing all the episodes as well as executive producing with Clive Owen, who is starring in the project.

"While this might make some … look cynically on Soderbergh’s ‘retirement,’ he told me the other day in an interview for the Michael Douglas-Matt Damon Liberace movie that for the moment, he has shut the door on feature films," Fleming writes.

Fleming adds: "I can see that he likes the energy present in pay and basic cable TV, and it would be like him to try helping rebrand Cinemax by giving that network an event series, rather than setting it at HBO, which has a wealth of great series already."

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