The Knick



Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics.

John Thackery is a brilliant surgeon pioneering new methods in the field, despite his secret addiction to cocaine. He leads a team of doctors including his protégé Dr. Everett Gallinger; the young Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. and Dr. Algernon Edwards, a promising surgeon who's been recently thrust upon him. The lively cast of characters at the hospital also includes Cornelia Robertson, the daughter of its benefactor, Captain August Robertson; surly ambulance driver Tom Cleary; Lucy Elkins; a fresh-faced nurse from the country; the crooked hospital administrator Herman Barrow; and Sister Harriet, a nun who isn't afraid to speak her mind.

  1. Jack Amiel


  2. Michael Begler


Series Cast

  1. Clive Owen

    Clive Owen

    Dr. John Thackery

    20 Episodes

  2. André Holland

    André Holland

    Dr. Algernon Edwards

    20 Episodes

  3. Jeremy Bobb

    Jeremy Bobb

    Herman Barrow

    20 Episodes

  4. Juliet Rylance

    Juliet Rylance

    Cornelia Robertson

    20 Episodes

  5. Eve Hewson

    Eve Hewson

    Lucy Elkins

    20 Episodes

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Last Season

The Knick

Season 2

2015 | 10 Episodes

Season 2 of The Knick premiered on October 16, 2015.

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The Knick
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Status Canceled


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  • TV-MA


    This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 60m



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