Clive Owen-led series medical series The Knick has been cancelled by Cinemax after 2 seasons.
The period medical drama saw Owen as a drug-addicted surgeon who works at the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York during the early 20th century.
The show was produced by Cinemax in the US and aired on Sky Atlantic in the UK.
The 2nd season wrapped up in late 2015, with rumours of the 3rd being abound for a while.
It has however been confirmed to not be returning, with Cinemax claiming that it wants to focus on “high-octane action dramas” instead.
An HBO representative gave an explanation in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
"After a critically acclaimed two-season run of The Knick on Cinemax, we will not be going forward with additional episodes of the series.
"Despite our pride in and affection for the series as well as our respect for and gratitude toward Steven Soderbergh and his team, we have decided to return Cinemax to its original primetime series fare of high-octane action dramas, many of which will be internationally co-produced."
Despite now being cancelled, The Knick was well-received by critics when it aired, with Clive Owen earning a Golden Globe nomination and Steven Soderbergh, who directed the show, getting 2 Emmy nods.
Source: Digital Spy