Benedict Cumberbatch plays a suicidal alcoholic in new Patrick Melrose trailer

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Benedict Cumberbatch will be back on the TV screens soon. Not to play his infamous SHERLOCK HOLMES role, but playing a character who is not too dissimilar to the character.

The British actor is starring in a brand new TV series called PATRICK MELROSE, which will be appearing on Sky Atlantic and to tease us before its release, a brand new trailer has arrived, which you can watch in the video player at the top of the page.

As we see in the trailer, Cumberbatch plays a “narcissistic, schizoid, suicidal alcoholic” Patrick Melrose. The titular role is the protagonist of Edward St Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels, which have been adapted for TV in a Sky/Showtime collaboration.

Patrick Melrose

The drama, which will air on Sky Atlantic in the UK, was written by One Day‘s David Nicholls.

Also starring with Benedict Cumberbatch for PATRICK MELROSE is Jennifer Jason Leigh and Hugo Weaving as his parents, Anna Madeley as his wife, Blythe Danner as Aunt Nancy, and Allison Williams as an acquaintance.

What do you think of Benedict Cumberbatch’s latest role? What are your thoughts on the trailer? Will you be watching the series when it arrives on Sky Atlantic? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below, tweet us @filmandtvnow or drop a comment on our Facebook page.

Patrick Melrose is scheduled for release later this year on Sky Atlantic.

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