Sky Atlantic has confirmed that it will be airing two brand new HBO shows this autumn.
The channel has acquired the rights to the eagerly anticipated Justin Theroux show The Leftovers and Steven Soderbergh’s The Knick.
The Leftovers is from Damon Lindelof and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrota. Three years after 2% of the world’s population abruptly disappeared without explanation, The Leftovers 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) asKevin 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 is a 10-part series 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.
Start dates for both shows are yet to be confirmed.