Steven Soderbergh, hot off the success of his HBO movie, "Behind the Candelabra," is returning to TV again, this time to direct all 10 episodes of a new Cinemax series called "The Knick."
Soderbergh and Owen will serve as executive producers of the series, along with writers Jack Amiel and Michael Begler.
Cinemax's airing of an original series directed by Soderbergh is a further sign that the pay cable channel is branching out from its traditional programming slate of pulpier and racier material, with such current series as the softcore "Femme Fatales," "Lingerie" and "Working Girls in Bed." It has sometimes had the nickname "Skin-emax."
This isn't the first time Cinemax has taken a page from the playbook of its parent channel, HBO. Earlier this year, it debuted the crime drama "Banshee" executive produced by HBO favorite
The series is expected to debut on Cinemax in 2014.