Cinemax series “The Knick” Season 2 will premiere on Friday, Oct. 16, it was announced Thursday, July 30 at the Television Critics Association press tour. According to Mashable, the first season of Steven Soderbergh’s period medical drama starring Clive Owen will air on sister network HBO’s digital platforms for 10 weeks leading up to the premiere beginning on Aug. 14, and HBO2 will run a marathon of Season 1 on Oct. 10. This will mark the first time HBO has run another network’s programming on its digital platforms, which include the popular HBO GO, HBO Now and HBO On Demand.
A teaser trailer for the upcoming second season, set in 1901, was also released that hints that the series will change locales, at least temporarily, from New York City to San Francisco. As Vulture reports, a scene from the moody trailer features men behind a barbed wire fence with a “Quarantine” sign on it that was issued by the San Francisco Department of Health. Viewers may recall that Cornelia (Juliet Rylance) was informed by her new husband that they were moving to San Francisco in last season’s finale, and a casting notice for Season 2 of “The Knick” was sent out back in March, seeking: “Non-Union Asian Men to portray Chinese Pedestrians! Ages 18-99. The scene takes place in a quarantine camp in San Francisco Chinatown in 1901. Especially seeking men with long hair!”
Season 2 will also find “the staff of the Knick in turmoil as they prepare for the hospital to be shuttered in favor of a new building uptown,” according to IGN. The first season of “The Knick” premiered nearly a year ago in Aug. 2014, and recently earned five Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Soderbergh.