Based on Edward St. Aubyn's series of novels, Patrick Melrose hilariously skewers the upper class with the odyssey of Patrick Melrose, an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned the behavior.
Each of the five episodes will tackle one of Aubyn's semi-autobiographical novels: Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother's Milk, and At Last. The first book illustrated Melrose's childhood abuse at the hands of his father, while the sequels tracked his life through drug abuse, recovery, and fatherhood.
Futó sorozat 2018.05 - ? | 60 perc @Showtime, US
Pip Torrens (Nicholas Pratt), Prasanna Puwanarajah (Johnny), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Eleanor Melrose), Hugo Weaving (David Melrose), Allison Williams (Marianne), És a többiek Indira Varma (Anne), Blythe Danner (Nancy), Anna Madeley (Mary), Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose), Jessica Raine (Julia), Holliday Grainger (Bridget Watson Scott), Celia Imrie (TBA),
In the grip of his addictions, Patrick Melrose must fly to New York to collect his father's ashes. Over the course of a lost Manhattan weekend, Patrick's remorseless search for satisfaction, haunted by old acquaintances and insistent inner voices, sends him into a nightmarish spiral, including a disastrous date with the girl of his dreams. Alone in his hotel room later that night, he pushes body and mind to the very edge – desperate to stay one step ahead of his rapidly encroaching past.
At the Melrose family's glorious house in the South of France, young Patrick has the run of the magical grounds. His father David rules with cruelty and his mother Eleanor has retreated into self medication and booze. Bravely imaginative and self-sufficient out of necessity, 9-year-old Patrick encounters the volatile lives of adults with fear. They are expecting guests for the weekend, but this afternoon is profoundly unlike other summer days, and the shocking events that precede the guests' arrival tear Patrick's world in two.