Patrick Melrose Official Trailer

Benedict Cumberbatch is about to grace our TV screens once again when he takes on the role of Patrick Melrose, the "narcissistic, schizoid, suicidal alcoholic” from the acclaimed novels of Edward St Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose. Adopted for TV, and written by David Nicholls, the five episode mini series will be shown on Sky Atlantic and Showtime later this year.

In a tour de force role, Benedict Cumberbatch plays the titular character who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father (played by Hugo Weaving) and the mother (played by Jennifer Jason Leigh) who tacitly condoned his behaviour.

The series will take us to the south of France in the 1960s, New York in the 1980s and then to the UK in the early naughts. The trailer is certainly selling it to us but then again we don't need much encouragement considering Cumberbatch is the lead role. We are huge fans of his and every role he takes on he portrays the character immensely well.

Check out the trailer below:

lifestyle, artsBy Jorges Clarke