Warning – the following story contains major spoilers for The Knick Season 2 finale. Continue at your own risk.
The Knick Season 3 renewal is up in the air following the cliffhanger end to the period drama’s second season, with Clive Owen‘s Doctor John Thackery left at death’s door.
Speaking to Variety, the actor cast doubt on the future of the series, or at least his participation in a potential third season, saying that it was always the intention to do a two season arc:
It is something we talked about. It was always kind of the intention to do a two-season arc. I signed on for the two seasons, and it was always about trying to map a journey through that factory. The beauty of doing this project is the script came in very good shape and all ten were written before we turned over anything. So we have the full arc of the whole journey of the character before we even begin. For an actor that’s great, you have time to plot things through properly.
While Cinemax has yet to confirm the status of The Knick, Owen says he’ll miss two things if — one way or the other — this is the last time he’ll play Dr. Thackery :
It’s working with Soderbergh and being in such good hands. The best thing for an actor is when a director really really knows what they’re doing. Then the actor feels that, one, they can concentrate on what they’re doing and, two, that they’re going to be looked after. That’s a joy, that’s a privilege for an actor to go, “I’m in great hands and I can concentrate on what I’m doing and he can capture it in a really beautiful way.” The second thing for me is playing such a brilliantly drawn character. It was original, it was visceral, it was unpredictable. It was crammed full of life and as an actor, that’s a joy to get your teeth into.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of The Knick Season 3…
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