(from Cinemax's press release, September 2015) New York City, 1901: The Knick faces an upheaval, as Dr. John Thackery's absence (due to his hospitalization for cocaine addiction), a dearth of affluent patients, and financial missteps have led to the board's decision to shutter The Knickerbocker Hospital in favor of a new building uptown. In this world of corruption, invention and progress, everyone is searching for the new path that will help him or her survive. Whether it's a path toward justice, freedom, love or just plain survival, nothing comes easy. As relocation plans proceed, the gifted but under-appreciated Dr. Algernon Edwards jockeys to become Thackery's successor as chief of surgery, while fellow doctors, nurses, nuns and administrators grapple with challenges at work and in their private lives. Starring Clive Owen (Emmy(R) nominee for HBO's "Hemingway & Gellhorn"; Oscar(R) nominee and Golden Globe winner for "Closer"), André Holland ("Selma," "42"), Eve Hewson ("Enough Said") and Juliet Rylance ("Frances Ha"), THE KNICK kicks off its ten-episode second season FRIDAY, OCT. 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on CINEMAX, followed by other episodes debuting subsequent Fridays at the same time. Steven Soderbergh (Oscar(R) winner for "Traffic"; Emmy(R) winner for HBO's "Behind the Candelabra"; Emmy(R) nominee for season one) directs the entire season of the show, which recently received an Emmy(R) in the category of Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program (One Hour or More).