Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Patrick Melrose just got a premiere date!
Showtime announced the upcoming limited series will launch on May 12 as part of an initiative to add scripted originals to their Saturday programming schedule, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“As the size of our programming slate continues to grow, it makes sense for Showtime to offer another night of premieres — allowing us the opportunity to eventize series like Patrick Melrose,” said Showtime president David Nevins in a statement on Friday (March 16).
Here’s a plot summary: in a tour de force role, Benedict Cumberbatch plays the titular character who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned his behavior.
Watch a clip from the series below!