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The Knick Officially Cancelled After 2 Seasons as Cinemax Puts Focus Back on 'High-Octane Action Dramas'

Cinemax has officially pulled the plug on The Knick.

The cabler on Thursday confirmed that Steven Soderbergh’s ambitious period medical drama would not be back for a third season. Earlier this week, cast member Chris Sullivan foreshadowed the series’ formal cancellation when he told TVLine that he “heard it’s done,” adding. “They were gonna try [to do a third season], but I’ve heard it’s done.”

“After a critically acclaimed two-season run of The Knick on Cinemax, we will not be going forward with additional episodes of the series,” said Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming, in a statement. “Despite our pride in and affection for the series, as well as our respect for and gratitude towards Steven Soderbergh and his team, we have decided to return Cinemax to its original primetime series fare of high-octane action dramas, many of which will be internationally co-produced.”

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35 Comments
  1. arlene says:

    cowards — high-octane, my foot. they never watched the show, i’m guessing. why not tell the truth?

  2. Sosna Usual says:

    Just get this over with. Just break my heart completely. Tell me that Quarry is over.

  3. SUSO says:

    The series finale has the grossest final ten minutes of a television episode EVER.

  4. Libby Hoover says:

    I’m sorry “The Knick” is officially cancelled. I loved the show and the actors.

  5. Bob Windshield says:

    I was really curious to see how a third season would’ve gone…

  6. Al says:

    Like I’ve said yesterday: Cinemax is done trying to make dramas. Expect more ‘high-octane’ mediocre crap. Also expect an announcement that Quarry is cancelled also.

  7. Kim Rieck says:

    NOOOOOOO I have been waiting for the third season, so this is dissapointing.

  8. Teresa Bussard-Mello says:

    Very disappointed! We loved The Knicks! Sorry to see it end but happy our favorite character is on This Is Us. See you next season, Chris Sullivan!

  9. Robin Evans says:

    Wow I have been wondering if and when The Knick would return. It’s a great show! Very disappointed that it will not return. My family and I enjoyed the show, will be missed.

  10. Shelley says:

    I came late to this series. It was fantastic.

  11. christopher bee says:

    Another great well crafted series bites the dust, welcome to the 100th bland action military spit with terrible scripts but nice explosions.

  12. Sarah D says:

    Argh! This is disappointing.

  13. Nick meola says:

    Such an underrated show. I’m terribly disappointed that it’s cancelled. I hope that it gets picked up by another network. I will admit that the way the second season ended the chances of it continuing were slim.

  14. Cheryl says:

    That soooo freakin stinks…..I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…..how do they leave such crap on tv and remove all the greats????

  15. The Knick was one of my all time favorite shows. What a shame!

  16. Evan says:

    Waiting for them to really go back to their roots with more Skinemax

  17. Kaleb Kosticzak says:

    The scum. I’m cancelling my subscription.

  18. Steven Ekenstam says:

    So very sad, but not surprising. The show was too interesting and intelligent. Time for more mindless action with stupid, boring plots…and don’t forget the soft core porn, there will be more of that for sure. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Banshee and Quarry, but they at least had some very entertaining and interesting plots and characters. Banshee is over, and Quarry will be next. Time for more rata-tat-tat and ka-booms…(sigh)…thank the Lord for HBO and Showtime!
    They still have some decent programing. R.I.P. The Knick…you will be missed.

  19. Andrea says:

    Porcodidiooooooooo

  20. Netty says:

    Big ole’ bummer! This was one of my favorites undoubtedly. Smart and serious with twists and turns and such extremely strong characters! Sad they will waste away….

  21. Andrew says:

    This is the only thing Cinemax had going…their action shows have a soap opera feel and aren’t good. The Knick is a great show, hopefully a better network or Netflix picks it up.

  22. Docl Lula says:

    OMG. As a physician this was one of the most entertaining shows since game of thrones and exceedingly more factual. Please bring it back. It was the only thing that made Cinemax more than pseudo porn

  23. Docl Lula says:

    Does anyone know how to start a petition/ movement to bring it back? Worked for parenthood (another great show)

  24. This breaks my heart… I loved The Knick and the actors. How can they do this! What a disappointment.

  25. Danielle DeLuca says:

    Why would they cancel ??? This was an excellent show especially for pre med and mortuary science students. We loved it

  26. Tony Santamauro says:

    probably the best show on television if not one of the best shows naturally it’s getting canceled

  27. Craig Alleyne says:

    Very Disappointed!! This is why there is rarely something interesting on TV. No courage to go off of the formula that doesn’t really work anyway. Bye Bye Cinemax

  28. chris h says:

    This was one of the best shows in recent history. Visually stunning.

  29. Margaret Burgess says:

    High Octane, huh. What a crock. They really think we are stupid. A great show is a great show. I like all kinds. It’s so hard to make a show that is a hit. Why is it so easy for the networks to cancel them. Add it to the list : Deadwood, Outsiders…..

  30. Kathy Adams Mills says:

    What would be nice is if u would notify us when your canceling so we can cancel u in our cable bill. I’ve been keeping u because of the Knick and Quarry. I like Outcast but not worth paying the whole year.

  31. Christie says:

    I loved the Knick, told my family, my doctor, my chiropractor and now your done? Wow, thanks for nothing

  32. Joe says:

    They got rid of the knick and if they cancel quarry I’m getting rid of cinemax.