Benedict Cumberbatch is coming to Showtime in ‘Patrick Melrose’ a five part limited series that he executive produced and stars in on Saturday, May 12th at 9PM ET/PT. Edward St. Aubyn is the author of the autobiographical novels based on his surviving childhood that crisscrosses the globe from the South of France to New York to Britain from the 60s to the early 2000’s. His parents will be played by Academy Award® nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight) and Screen Actors Guild® winner Hugo Weaving (The Matrix trilogy). In addition the cast includes Anna Madeley (The Crown), Blythe Danner (Meet the Fockers), Allison Williams (Get Out), Pip Torrens (The Crown), Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife), Prasanna Puwanarajah (Doctor Foster), Holliday Grainger (THE BORGIAS, Bonnie & Clyde), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), and Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’s Baby).
The series is a co-production between SHOWTIME and Sky Atlantic where each episode of the series will be based on one of five novels written for television by BAFTA Award® nominee David Nicholls (Far from the Madding Crowd, One Day), directed by Edward Berger (Deutchland 83, Jack), executive produced by Michael Jackson and Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe® winning producer Rachael Horovitz (Moneyball, Grey Gardens). Jackson, the former Channel Four and IAC executive, recently formed the drama banner Two Cities Television. It is the company’s first production. Cumberbatch executive produces along with Adam Ackland for SunnyMarch, and Helen Flint serves as executive producer for Little Island Productions.