Cinemax has yet to reach a decision over the renewal of its period medical drama “The Knick,” but the signs are good with word today that a script for a third season premiere has been ordered by the network.
Despite strong critical acclaim, the series has been a decidedly low rater for the network and buzz on it has cooled down since its much talked about first season last year. As a result there’s been questions over its renewal chances throughout its second season run with the show’s finale airing yesterday.
The premiere script order is also said to include a new season outline as well. Should it come back, series creators Michael Begler and Jack Amiel are both to return as writers and executive producers.
In a statement, Cinemax says: “Cinemax has been in conversations with Steven Soderbergh on how we might continue with ‘The Knick’. 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.”
Sources say no decisions have been made regarding returning talent for another season.