Who is Patrick Melrose? Showtime has just released a new poster and teaser for their upcoming TV show starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
ased on the novels by Edward St. Aubyn, the mini-series “skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery.” The cast also includes Blythe Danner, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, Anna Madeley, and Allison Williams.
Patrick Melrose premieres on Showtime on May 12th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Take a sneak peek and read more info below:
Our new, five-part limited series PATRICK MELROSE starring Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Benedict Cumberbatch will premiere on Saturday, May 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT! This series is based on the acclaimed Patrick Melrose series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn.
In a tour de force role, Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Sherlock), who alsoexecutive produces the new series, plays the titular character who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned his behavior. Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight) and Screen Actors Guild winner Hugo Weaving (The Matrix trilogy) also star as Patrick Melrose’s parents. Rounding out this accomplished cast are Anna Madeley (The Crown), Blythe Danner (Meet the Fockers), Allison Williams (Get Out), Pip Torrens (The Crown), Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife), Prasanna Puwanarajah (Doctor Foster), Holliday Grainger (THE BORGIAS, Bonnie & Clyde), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones) and Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’s Baby). Each episode, devoted to one of the five novels, is written for television by BAFTA Award nominee David Nicholls (Far from the Madding Crowd, One Day) and directed by celebrated film director Edward Berger (Deutchland 83, Jack). A co-production between SHOWTIME and Sky Atlantic, this gripping and humorous saga encompasses the South of France in the 1960s, New York in the 1980s and Britain in the early 2000s.”
What do you think? Have you read the Patrick Melrose novels? Will you watch the TV series?