For those who did not know already, Cinemax really wants to find a way to get people to watch “The Knick.” In the end, we certain get it. This is arguably their best show, and given the period setting we imagine that it is also rather pricey. Can you really blame them using sister station HBO to ensure that it gets as wide an audience as possible?
Heck, we applaud what the network is doing at the moment when it comes to the show. Cinemax confirmed today that in preparation for the show starting up on Friday, October 16, the show is going to serve up episodes of the first season starting on August 14 on a variety of HBO platforms, including HBO On Demand, HBO GO, and their HBO NOW standalone service. These episodes will be available for a ten-week period in an effort to get more people subscribing to Cinemax and getting the show more attention.
Is there a real opportunity for this to work? We’re reasonably confident that it will; if nothing else, it will definitely not hurt its chances to get some more attention. We just wish that the Emmys had chosen to recognize Clive Owen, and give “The Knick” a chance to shine in one of the major categories.
If there’s one thing we would suggest to you, it’s to at least give the show a chance. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it is one of the most intricate and well-thought-out shows on all of premium cable … and that is certainly saying something.
We’ll have some more news on the series soon enough, so stay tuned for more! Also, you can sign up right away to get even more TV updates on just about all we cover via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: Cinemax.)