Will The Knick keep its doors open for a third season on Cinemax? It’s starting to look that way.
Although the medical drama ended Season 2 with — spoiler alert! — the apparent death of Clive Owen’s Dr. Thackery, a script for the Season 3 premiere has reportedly been ordered.
“Cinemax has been in conversations with Steven Soderbergh on how we might continue with The Knick,” the network tells our sister site Variety. “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.”
Owen, however, would likely not return for a potential third year; he initially signed on for just two seasons (and seems to be, y’know, dead).
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* Fox announced Monday that it will make the pilot episodes of Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life and Second Chance available ahead of their premieres (Jan. 3 and Jan. 13, respectively). Streaming on Hulu, YouTube, the Fox Now app and Fox On Demand, Cooper Barrett’s Guide is available now through Dec. 27; Second Chance will run Dec. 25 until Jan. 6.
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* Fox News, which hosted the first Republican presidential debate of the year, will also broadcast the last debate before the Iowa caucus. The event will air Thursday, Jan. 28, at 9 pm ET.