The Leftovers & The Knick Come to Sky Atlantic This Autumn

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12 Jun 14

The Leftovers

The Leftovers

Sky Atlantic is welcoming two new shows to its schedule this autumn with HBO’s highly anticipated THE LEFTOVERS and THE KNICK from Academy Award® winner Steven Soderbergh.

Three years after 2% of the world’s population abruptly disappeared without explanation, THE LEFTOVERS – from Damon Lindelof (Emmy® winner for Lost) and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta (Academy Award® nominee for Little Children, Election) – is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut.

Set in a small New York suburb, THE LEFTOVERS follows Justin Theroux (Mullholland Drive) as Kevin Garvey, a father of two and the chief of police, who is trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy when the notion no longer applies. Additional series regulars include Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Charlie Carver, Max Carver, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, Emily Meade, Annie Q, Margaret Qualley, Amanda Warren and Chris Zylka.

THE KNICK

THE KNICK

Following THE LEFTOVERS is THE KNICK which a 10 part series directed by Academy Award winner and Emmy nominee Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Side Effects, Behind the Candelabra). Set in downtown New York in 1900, THE KNICK centres on Knickerbocker Hospital and the ground-breaking surgeons, nurses and staff, who push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics.

At the centre of the Knickerboker Hospital is Dr John W Thatcher who is played by Academy Award and Emmy nominee Clive Owen (Children of Men, Hemingway & Gellhorn). Other cast also include Andre Holland, Eve Hewson, Jeremy Bobb, Juliet Rylance, Michael Angarano, Chris Sullivan, Cara Seymour, Eric Johnson, David Fierro, Maya Kazan, Grainger Hines and Leon Addison Brown.