Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Charmingly Struggle with Sobriety in Showtime’s ‘Patrick Melrose’ Dark Comedy



“Will someone be joining you?” “I hope not. I’ve been a useless father and a useless husband for but if I know someone is trying to harm my children I fight.” Based on the acclaimed Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn Showtime’s new five-part series ‘Patrick Melrose’ takes jabs at the upper class as Benedict Cumberbatch plays a character who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned his behavior.

“So, you find it hard not taking drugs?” “Of course, it’s a fu*king nightmare being lucid.” Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh and Screen Actors Guild® winner Hugo Weaving also star as the parents of ‘Patrick Melrose.’

“You can take the brandy out the fruitcake but you still got the fruitcake.” “No you can’t.” Rounding out the cast are Anna Madeley, Blythe Danner, Allison Williams, Pip Torrens, Jessica Raine, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Holliday Grainger, Indira Varma and Celia Imrie.

Each episode, devoted to one of the five novels, is written for television by BAFTA Award® nominee David Nicholls and directed by Edward Berger. A co-production between Showtime and Sky Atlantic, the saga encompasses the South of France in the 1960s, New York in the 1980s and Britain in the early 2000s. Stay tuned, ‘Patrick Melrose’ is slated to air in 2018.





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