Though The Knick may (or may not! or may sort of!) be over, Amy Schumer has given a resuscitating shot of adrenaline (you know, the kind that couldn’t save certain characters, resulting, like most of the show’s plot lines, in tragedy) — by remaking it with children. Taking a cue from the other, er, Nick — Nickelodeon — The Knick now also has a The Knick Jr.
The Inside Amy Schumer version of the series plays out much like the original, with the antique operating theater being its centerpiece, and with surgeons cutting a patient open and dangling his innards in front of an amused/nauseated audience. But here they just so happen to be around five years old, and their operating tools are mostly crayons. And because the burdens of being a genius doctor are so immense, Dr. John Thackery (played by Clive Owen in the series) is addicted to madly downing Pixy Stix. Schumer plays Thackery’s ex-girlfriend, who happens to lack a nose (as she did on the series), leading to the cliché childhood question: “Who got your nose?” The o.g. Herman Barrow (Jeremy Bobb) — manager of the Knickerbocker hospital — co-stars.