The debut episode of the small-screen adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn’s acclaimed novel series; Patrick Melrose, airs on Sunday night on Sky Atlantic. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch in its lead role, the series centers on an aristocratic playboy who struggles internally with the years-worth of damage inflicted on him by an abusive father. Co-starring alongside Cumberbatch are Holliday Grainger, Jessica Raine and Dainton Anderson.
The mini-series commences with the ominously named pilot, Bad News, and spans three episodes. The aforementioned pilot sees Patrick travel to New York to collect his abusive father’s ashes. However Patrick – still in the grips of his addictions and emotional damage his father gave him – finds himself flying into a nightmarish downward spiral as he searches for his own satisfaction.
Patrick Melrose – Sunday 9:00pm on Sky Atlantic.