David Cronenberg tackles 18th-century surgery in his first-ever television series
When David Cronenberg starts a project, he works with really great people (see: Cosmopolis and A Dangerous Method), and for his first stab at a television series, he’s set to work with executive producers Sam Raimi (the Spider-Man trilogy), Josh Donen (Spartacus: Blood and Sand) and Robert Zotnowski (The Good Wife). What’s more, the show’s first episode is being written by Rolin Jones, who won an Emmy in 2010 for Friday Night Lights. The show, called Knifeman, is about an 18th-century surgeon who was responsible for bringing the scientific method to medicine, and will reportedly follow John Hunter stealing cadavers from graveyards, and mapping out their abnormalities. We imagine it’ll be like House-meets-Bones, except set in front of an 18th-century backdrop, and with doctors wearing cravats and waistcoats.