Every network longs for hit shows, even paid-subscription cable channels like Showtime. Aside from his successful feature film career, Benedict Cumberbatch has also been able to lure sizable audiences to PBS for Sherlock. Can he reel them in for Showtime’s new Patrick Melrose TV show and score in the Nielsen ratings race? Will Patrick Melrose be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
A Showtime drama, based on the semi-autobiographical novel series from Edward St. Aubyn, Patrick Melrose stars Cumberbatch in the title role. The cast also includes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, Blythe Danner, Allison Williams, Anna Madeley, Pip Torrens, Jessica Raine, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Holliday Grainger, Indira Varma, and Celia Imrie. The story is the study of a wealthy, damaged man. It follows him from his dreadful childhood, through his adult struggles with substance abuse, and later quest for recovery.
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What do you think? Do you like the Patrick Melrose TV show on Showtime? Should it be cancelled or renewed for season two?