Based upon the semi-autobiographical novels of the same name by Edward St Aubyn, Patrick Melrose consists of five episodes and explores three key time periods in Patrick’s life, from childhood, through addiction and ending in recovery.
The series is written by Bafta Award nominee David Nicholls, Far from the Madding Crowd screenwriter and One Day author.
Can I watch a trailer?
As the show is only around the corner, Sky Atlantic have released a few trailers showing the troubled Melrose leaving a trail of misery in his wake. The trailer contains much of the hard drinking and substance abusing, alongside just of whiff of Cumberbatch’s Sherlock charm.
Who is in the cast of Patrick Melrose?
Melrose himself is played by Sherlock and Doctor Strange actor Benedict Cumberbatch. He will be joined by The Matrix actor Hugo Weaving, who plays Patrick’s abusive father. The Hateful Eight’s Jennifer Jason Leigh plays Melrose’s mother.
Blythe Danner and Anna Madely also have roles in the drama as Melrose’s wealthy aunt and wife respectively.