Cinemax’s new series The Knick will cure bad Summer television

The series itself is a period medical drama, bolstering the show even before it begins are the names attached to the project, director Steven Soderbergh and the star of the series Clive Owen. Cinemax may seem like an odd choice for such a prestigious show, but it's the perfect direction for the network, one that has fallen behind it's more popular siblings like HBO. It wasn't by chance, Soderbergh himself chose Cinemax for the series, making it a sticking-point in his agreement to direct.