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Tom Lipinski Upped To Regular On Cinemax’s ‘The Knick’; Wendy Crewson Joins Syfy’s ‘Ascension’

By | Monday July 28, 2014 @ 4:50pm PDT

Tom Lipinski Upped To Regular On Cinemax’s ‘The Knick’; Wendy Crewson Joins Syfy’s ‘Ascension’Tom Lipinski (Suits) has been promoted from recurring to series regular for Season 2 of Cinemax‘s 10-part series The Knick. Lipinski plays Phillip Showalter, a charming and aristocratic young man whose father is a millionaire rubber king, and who is Cornelia’s suitor. Steven Soderbergh directs and Clive Owens stars in the series set in downtown New York in 1900. It centers on Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. Lipinski, repped by Gersh and Mike Gasparro at TMT Entertainment, just wrapped features Dial A Prayer and The Early Years. The Knick Season 2 debuts on August 8.
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TCA: Cinemax Picks Up ‘The Knick’ For A Second Season

By | Thursday July 10, 2014 @ 2:51pm PDT

TCA: Cinemax Picks Up ‘The Knick’ For A Second SeasonJust under a month before its debut, The Knick is getting a second 10-episode season by Cinemax, it was announced today at the Summer TV Press Tour 2014. The announcement from Kary Antholis, president of HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming just before the start of a panel with EP and director Steven Soderbergh and star Clive Owen discussing the new 10-part series set to debut on August 8. “Understanding that they were reorienting that brand, I kind of wanted to be the big kid at that school,” the Oscar winner said soon afterwards of his desire to be on Cinemax. Owen added of his own initial involvement that “Steven called me up and he had the first script and told me he had a 10-part TV series.” Admitting he was hesitant at first, Owen said that once he started reading the first script, “40 minutes later there was no way I was not going to do it.” Soderbergh also said today that he would be directing all 10 episodes of Season 2 of The Knick as he did Season 1. “Practically speaking it’s a much more efficient way to work,” he noted of both the finances and aesthetic of one director handling a project like The Knick.

Steven Soderbergh Clive OwenThe Knick is Soderbergh’s first project since HBO’s 2013’s Emmy winning Behind The Candelabra - though he has several others on the go including a pilot for Amazon.

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Hot TV Trailer: Cinemax’s ‘The Knick’

By | Tuesday June 17, 2014 @ 10:30am PDT

Hot TV Trailer: Cinemax’s ‘The Knick’Steven Soderbergh directs and Clive Owen stars in Cinemax‘s new 10-part series The Knick, slated to debut August 8. Set in downtown New York in 1900, The Knick centers on Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. André Holland, Eve Hewson, Juliet Rylance, Jeremy Bobb, Michael Angarano, Chris Sullivan, Cara Seymour, Eric Johnson, David Fierro, Maya Kazan, Grainger Hines, Leon Addison Brown and Matt Frewer round out the ensemble cast. Check out the first trailer.

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Josh Kelly Books Lifetime Pilot ‘Unreal’, Grainger Hines Joins Cinemax’s ‘The Knick’

By | Tuesday October 1, 2013 @ 6:56am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Josh Kelly is set to co-star opposite Shiri Appleby in Lifetime’s drama pilot Unreal, inspired by Sarah Gertrude Shapiro’s award-winning independent short Sequin Raze. Marti Noxon and Shapiro wrote Unreal, which goes behind the scenes of a hit competition dating show to follow the experiences of Rachel (Appleby), a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with (and among) the contestants to heighten the drama. Kelly, repped by Talentworks and Thruline, will play Jeremy, a cameraman on the  dating show who also is Rachel’s ex-boyfriend. He previously did an arc on Lifetime’s Army Wives and just wrapped Universal’s Recon.

Grainger Hines (AMC’s Hell On Wheels) has been cast in Cinemax‘s 10-part series The Knick, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen. Set in downtown New York in 1900, The Knick centers on Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. Hines will play Captain August Robertson, a self-made shipping magnate, who has used his fortune to keep the doors of the hospital open to the many poor immigrants who have arrived in New York on his ships. He installed his daughter Cornelia (Juliet Rylance) on the Board of Directors and together they are using his money to … Read More »

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Quartet Of Actors Join Clive Owen In Steven Soderbergh’s Cinemax Series ‘The Knick’

By | Monday August 12, 2013 @ 2:08pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Andre Holland (42), Juliet Rylance (Sinister), Eve Hewson (Enough Said) and Michael Angarano (Empire State) are set to co-star opposite Clive Owen in Cinemax‘s 10-part series The Knick, directed by Steven Soderbergh. Oscar winner Soderbergh is set to direct all 10 episodes of the project, written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler. Set in downtown New York in 1900, The Knick centers on Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. Holland, repped by Paradigm and Brookside Artist Management, will play Algernon, a gifted, black Harvard-trained surgeon who fights for respect in the hospital while trying to navigate his way through the racially charged turn-of-the-century NYC. Read More »

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Steven Soderbergh Will Interrupt Retirement To Direct And Produce Cinemax Series ‘The Knick’ With Clive Owen Starring

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: We need to qualify Steven Soderbergh‘s self-imposed retirement from the business with an asterisk: feature films only. Just as his final film Behind The Candelabra airs this Sunday on HBO, Soderbergh is in talks to team with Clive Owen on The Knick, a period series set in New York in 1900. I’m told that he and Owen will set this series at Cinemax, which will give him a 10-episode season commitment. Soderbergh will direct all of the episodes. The setting: downtown New York in 1900, a tumultuous time of massive change and great progress. The series centers around the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff at Knickerbocker Hospital, who are pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. Jack Amiel & Michael Begler wrote the pilot on spec, and they will be executive producers on the series. Owen and Soderbergh are also executive producers and so are Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar and Soderbergh’s longtime producer Gregory Jacobs.

Related: Fleming Q&A With Steven Soderbergh: Retirement, Liberace, Legacy

While this might make some might 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. I can see that he likes the energy present in pay and basic … Read More »

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