TV News: Knick, Boardwalk, Matador, Marvel

The Television Critics Association’s summer press tour is underway this week with various bits of TV news being announced at the assorted network panels over the course of the next two weeks. Amongst the news today:

The Knick
Cinemax has given Steven Soderbergh’s period medical drama “The Knick” an early renewal, granting the show a second season a full month before the ten episode first season premieres on the cable network on August 8th. Like the first season, the second will consist of ten episodes which are all set to be directed solely by Soderbergh.

Boardwalk Empire
HBO’s confirmed that the eight-episode, fifth and final season of “Boardwalk Empire” launches on September 7th and will be set during the Great Depression in 1931.

Ahead of its premiere next week, El Rey Network has announced a thirteen-episode second season renewal of the network’s spy thriller “Matador”. Gabriel Luna plays a professional soccer player with a playboy reputation who is secretly a skilled covert operative executing missions for the CIA. Roberto Orci serves as executive producer.

ABC have announced that its bringing both its Marvel series – “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Agent Carter” – to this year’s San Diego Comic Con. The presentation will be held in Ballroom 20 on Friday July 25th at 3pm.