A drama series running on pay cable has been canceled. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Cinemax pulled the plug on the Steven Soderbergh medical series “The Knick.”
“The news is not surprising and comes 15 months after the season-two finale, which killed off star Clive Owen,” THR notes.
In a statement, HBO miniseries and Cinemax programming president Kary Antholis confirmed the move, writing: “After a critically acclaimed two-season run of ‘The Knick’ on Cinemax, we will not be going forward with additional episodes of the series. Despite our pride in and affection for the series as well as our respect for and gratitude toward 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.”
Soderbergh directed all 20 episodes of the period drama, and executive produced with creators Jack Amiel and Michael Begler, along with Owen, Gregory Jacobs and Michael Sugar.