Newswire: Cinemax has commissioned a script for season three of The Knick

NOTE: This article references plot details from last night’s season finale of The Knick.

Variety is reporting that Cinemax has ordered a single script (and an outline) for a third season of Steven Soderbergh’s medical horror show series The Knick. The new script—which we’re going to assume will be written by co-creators Jack Amiel and Michael Begler, the pair responsible (along with Steve Katz) for the vast majority of the writing on the Soderbergh-directed series—has presumably been commissioned as a way to see how viable the show might be after the status quo-shattering events of the second season finale—namely, the accidental death by self-surgery of lead protagonist Dr. John Thackery, played by series star Clive Owen.

By all accounts, Owen’s contract with the show is up, the original version of The Knick having been envisioned as a self-contained, two-season story. (Although when Variety …

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