Go under the knife with Dr. John Thackery (portrayed by Academy and Emmy Award-nominee Clive Owen), and witness horrors, risks, and questionable decisions that helped bring medicine into the modern era. Set in the fictional Knickerbocker Hospital in early-1900s New York City, the talented though narcotic-addicted surgeon strives to save lives and advance medicine, but sacrifices much to do so. Accented with social and ethical themes that defined the era, The Knick will leave you thankful for our modern times.

Directed by Emmy and Academy Award-winner Steven Soderberg, The Knick premieres, Friday, August 8 at 10/9c on Cinemax® (Ch. 515). If you don’t have Cinemax, add it to your programming package today!