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TORONTO (May 23, 2014) – HBO Canada presents the new ten-episode original drama series THE KNICK premiering Friday, Aug. 8 at 11 p.m. ET/MT. The Cinemax series is directed by Academy Award® and Emmy Award® winner Steven Soderbergh (HBO’S BEHIND THE CANDELABRA) and stars Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Clive Owen (HBO’s HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN). Set in downtown New York in 1900, THE KNICK centers on Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses, and staff, who push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. HBO Canada is a multiplex channel of Bell Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).
The ensemble cast of THE KNICK includes Andre Holland (1600 PENN) as Dr. Algernon Edwards; Jeremy Bobb (HOUSE OF CARDS) as Herman Barrow; Juliet Rylance (Days And Nights) as Cornelia Robertson; Michael Angarano (The English Teacher) as Dr. Bertram ‘Bertie’ Chickering Jr.; Chris Sullivan (HBO’s THE NORMAL HEART) as Tom Cleary; Cara Seymour (An Education) as Sister Harriet; Canadian Eric Johnson (ROOKIE BLUE) as Dr. Everett Gallinger; David Fierro (THE FOLLOWING) as Inspector Jacob Speight; Grainger Hines (HELL ON WHEELS) as Captain August Robertson; Leon Addison Brown (PERSON OF INTEREST) as Jesse Edwards; and Eve Hewson (Enough Said) and Maya Kazan (Frances Ha).
The writing team of Jack Amiel and Michael Begler (Raising Helen, Big Miracle) serve as executive producers of THE KNICK, along with Soderbergh, Owen, Michael Sugar (The Fifth Estate), and Gregory Jacobs (HBO’S BEHIND THE CANDELABRA). Michael Polaire (HBO’S BEHIND THE CANDELABRA) produces.
In Eastern Canada, episodes will be available on TMN GO and HBO Canada OnDemand.
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HBO Canada brings Canadians HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO’s extensive library – all in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible on TMN GO, on demand and online where available by service provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. In Eastern Canada, HBO Canada is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. In Western Canada, HBO Canada is offered by Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).
About Movie Central
Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
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For more information:
For The Movie Network (Eastern Canada):
Jessica Charbonneau, 416.956.8638 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For Movie Central (Western Canada):
Owen McCorquodale, 416.479.6068 or email@example.com