Steven Soderbergh, director of Cinemax drama series "The Knick", was reportedly going to step down if a third season would have been happening. However, new reports suggest that if season 3 will happen, Soderbergh might return to direct the series, promising a "pretty extreme" third season.
There has been no official confirmation yet regarding the next season. However, given the popularity of the series and the praise from both fans and critics, there is a significant possibility that next season will happen sooner than expected.
The writer-creator duo of the series, Jack Amiel and Michael Begler, are already in talks with Cinemax for a potential third and fourth season. Hence, it is almost certain that the series will be returning and will continue the story left in season 2.
In an interview with Vox, Soderbergh expressed his interest in returning and how the next season would be different from the previous two.
"If we can achieve what I'm hoping, story-wise, then I'd like to keep going. What I hope will happen is that we will figure something out that I feel like, 'I have to do this,'" he said.
Soderbergh further added: "We always envisioned The Knick in two-year increments with the idea of annihilating what came before every two years. What we're trying to do now — I just met with writers and creators Jack Amiel and Michael Begler] yesterday — is build our idea of what three and four might look like to get ready to present to everybody. It's pretty extreme, but I think it should be."
However, Dr. Thackery (Clive Owen) might not return in season 2 given that his character was killed in season 2 finale titled "This is All We Are." Even if the new season includes some surprising elements, there is a very rare possibility of Dr. Thackery returning.
On the question of Thackery's revival, Soderbergh said: "I don't know yet. There's been a lot of discussion about if we switch time periods can we still bring back the cast but have them play other people. Everything's on the table."