EP_SoHo_Patrick Melrose_Jun 18
Get ready for the lowdown on the British upper class.
Based on the acclaimed series of novels written by Edward St. Aubyn, Patrick Melrose gleefully skewers the British upper class as it tracks the titular characters harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood, through adult substance abuse and ultimately, towards recovery and redemption.
Oscar® nominee and Emmy® winner Benedict Cumberbatch plays Patrick Melrose, an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy, who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by an abusive father and a mother who tacitly condoned the behaviour. A true television saga, Patrick Melrose is both gripping and humorous, with a dramatic sweep that encompasses the South of France in the 1960s, debauched 1980s New York and sober Britain in the early 2000s. Melrose will devote an hour to each of the five novels, with each episode storytelling a few complicated and intense days in Patrick's life.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Holliday Grainger (The Borgias), Jessica Raine (Fortitude), Indira Varma (Game Of Thrones), Hugo Weaving (The Dressmaker), Blythe Danner (Will & Grace) and Allison Williams (Girls).