Producers exploring more for Patrick Melrose
A leap forward? "Lost" years in NYC? Benedict Cumberbatch & producers are exploring more.
The creative team behind Patrick Melrose are exploring a second season, according to US reports.
The five part series starred Benedict Cumberbatch as a man struggling to overcome the damage inflicted by his abusive father (Hugo Weaving) and a mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who tacitly condoned his behaviour. It won a BAFTA both for the series and Cumberbatch.
Producers Rachael Horovitz and Michael Jackson said, “Our collective passion for Teddy’s novels and the joyful experience of making this series with SunnyMarch, Edward Berger and David Nicholls has naturally led us all to discussions of what we could do in the future. Ideas have ranged from a leap forward in Patrick’s life to a series covering his ‘lost years’ in New York. (Author) Teddy St Aubyn will be the one to decide and we look forward to his inspiration.”
Cumberbatch has previously said, “[Patrick Melrose] was condensed brilliantly on both sides of the book and the screenplay, an incredible director, a fantastic producing team, and a family of [heads of department] and cast that you really couldn’t repeat, although we’d like to,” he said on the night.
Patrick Melrose screened in Australia on BBC First.