Dr. John Thackery is back at Knickerbocker Hospital in the trailer for the second season of Steven Soderbergh's period drama "The Knick." Yes, "oh, dear God" is probably the appropriate response.
Clive Owen stars as the brilliant surgeon, who grapples with the limitations of turn-of-the-century medicine, hospital bureaucracy and his crippling addiction to cocaine. After unwittingly killing a girl last season during an experimental blood transfusion, Thackery was admitted for treatment to a clinic, where he was promptly injected with heroin (don't worry, it's safe). Now discharged and back at work, he's clearly in ... fine ... shape.
Returning Oct. 16 on Cinemax, "The Knick" also stars Andre Holland, Jeremy Bobb, Juliet Rylance, Eve Hewson, Michael Angarano, Chris Sullivan, Cara Seymour and Eric Johnson.