Patrick Melrose coming to BBC First

New UK-US drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch is due in July.

Warning: language

New UK-US drama Patrick Melrose starring Benedict Cumberbatch is coming to BBC First in July.

The five part drama also features Jennifer Jason Leigh and Hugo Weaving.

The Showtime / Sky Atlantic series debuted internationally earlier this month to strong reviews.

A date is yet to be announced.

Starring Oscar® nominee and Emmy® winner Benedict Cumberbatch as Patrick Melrose and featuring Hugo Weaving, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Blythe Danner, the series is based on the novels of Edward St Aubyn and adapted for television by acclaimed author and screenwriter David Nicholls (One Day, Starter for Ten).

At once harrowing and hilarious, the series tracks Patrick, a member of the British upper class, from a privileged but deeply traumatic childhood in the South of France through severe substance abuse in his twenties in New York and, ultimately toward recovery back home.

Leave a Reply