TV: Patrick Melrose

Sky has released the first teaser trailer for Patrick Melrose, the five-part limited series based on the semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St. Aubyn and starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Deadline reported that the "promo above introduces Melrose, a self-described 'narcissistic, schizoid, suicidal alcoholic' who likes his steak tartare 'spicy, very spicy." There's also a look back at how he's been formed by the family dynamic of a sadistic father and a rich, unhappy American mother."

The cast also includes Hugo Weaving, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Anna Madeley, Blythe Danner, Allison Williams, Pip Torrens, Jessica Raine, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Holliday Grainger, Indira Varma and Celia Imrie. Patrick Melrose was written by David Nicholls (Far from the Madding Crowd), with Edward Berger (Deutschland 83) directing.

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