TCA 2014: Soderbergh follows “Behind the Candelabra” with “The Knick”
Steven Soderbergh says he brought his talents to Cinemax because of an “ego problem.”
The Oscar winner is directing and executive producing the first ten-episode season of Cinemax’s early 1900s hospital drama “The Knick,” as well as all ten episodes of a second season that Cinemax just announced Thursday.
Fresh off HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra,” Soderbergh saw an opportunity at corporate cousin Cinemax, which was diving deeper into producing original shows.
“In the midst of understanding that they were sort of reorienting that brand, I kind of wanted to be the big kid at a small school,” he said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday.
“We basically scheduled the whole season like a film,” he said.