Patrick Melrose is coming to Sky Atlantic and NOW TV on 13th May...
See? We told you. The first episode of the five part Sky Original Production, Patrick Melrose, will be available on demand from Sunday 13th May and air at 9pm that day on Sky Atlantic and TV streaming service NOW TV.
Based on the acclaimed semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St Aubyn, the drama follows the "harrowing yet hilarious" journey of Melrose, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, in a true television saga that sweeps through the South of France in the 60s, New York in the 80s and Britain in the early 2000s.
From Sky Atlantic and SHOWTIME®, each episode of the drama is devoted to one of the five Patrick Melrose novels, and takes a swipe at the upper class as it tracks its protagonist’s outrageous journey, from a deeply traumatic childhood through to adult substance abuse and, ultimately, towards recovery. The Patrick Melrose saga is "subversive, savage and above all funny."
The star-studded cast also includes Hugo Weaving (The Matrix trilogy), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Anna Madeley (The Crown), Blythe Danner (Meet the Fockers), Allison Williams (Girls), Pip Torrens (The Crown), Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife), Prasanna Puwanarajah (Doctor Foster), Holliday Grainger (Strike), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones) and Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones's Baby).
BAFTA Award nominee David Nicholls (Far from the Madding Crowd, One Day) has written all five episodes of the television adaptation. Director Edward Berger (Deutschland 83, Jack) has brilliantly recreated each era, with a unique visual style for each episode.
The first episode from the five part series, Patrick Melrose, will be available on demand from Sunday 13 May and broadcast later that evening at 9pm exclusively on Sky Atlantic and TV streaming service NOW TV. It will also simulcast with SHOWTIME® at 2am that morning.
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