‘The Knick’ season 3: Steven Soderbergh lays out idea for the future

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While “The Knick” season 2 may have ended in a way that had you wondering how in the world it would continue, the story may not be over just yet. Instead, it may just be evolving.

Steven Soderbergh has been the architect of the acclaimed Cinemax series for the past two years, and to date, all we have known about the path for the future is that the network has ordered a premiere script for a potential season 3. Now, speaking to Indiewire, the executive producer made it clear that it has always been a part of the plan to allow some other creative visions to come into play after the first two years of the show:

“I told them that I’m going to do the first two years and then we are going to break out the story for seasons 3 and 4 and try and find a filmmaker or filmmakers to do this the way that I did. This is how we want to do this so that every two years, whoever comes on, has the freedom to create their universe.”

This idea is one that we find particularly interesting, mostly because for some shows passing the creative baton is a cause for great paranoia. Maybe this is why Cinemax wants to see what they are working with before ordering a third season: They want to still ensure that the series is not shifting or altering itself in such a way that it would no longer even be recognized.

Personally, our feeling remains the same as it always is with great under-the-radar shows: If you have a great story in mind that can top the previous season, bring it back. Otherwise, there’s nothing wrong with leaving viewers wanting more and wondering what could have been.

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