Is there still future for “The Knick” on Cinemax? The show came to a close with what many would consider a major sea change, and if the show would come back, its landscape could be very different. That does not mean that the network is shying away from exploring the possibility. (Warning: Spoilers from the finale ahead!)
According to Variety, the network has ordered a potential script for a season 3 premiere in an effort to further figure out what they want to do. They have also released this statement further detailing what their plans may be:
“Cinemax has been in conversations with Steven Soderbergh on how we might continue with ‘The Knick.’ When first conceived, the series was always meant to be presented in a two-year story arc, and Steven has been meeting with the writers to discuss how to proceed.”
One of the big questions to us is simply whether or not the series would return without star Clive Owen, who initially signed a contract for only two years and whose character Dr. Thackery seemed to die after attempting to operate on himself. Given that fake-outs have become a fabric of TV as of late, with “dead characters” rarely ever staying that way, we suppose that it is not entirely out of the realm of possibility that he could find a way still to come through this breathing in some capacity.
Ultimately, we’re not sure that the show needs a third season (not every show does), but it is one the strongest dramas out there. Its situation is similar to that of “The Leftovers,” another low-rated show that could have ended after season 2 if it really wanted to.
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