Benedict Cumberbatch Gets Wasted in ‘Patrick Melrose’ TV Trailer

The new trailer for Showtime’s upcoming drama, Patrick Melrose has Benedict Cumberbatch dealing alcohol, and daddy issues. The limited series based on the semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St Aubyn, seamlessly mixes drama and comedy. Peeling several layers to give us a look at Cumberbatch’s portrayal of Melrose as we see his rocky childhood with his abusive father (Hugo Weaving) and complicit mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh), as well as his story of alcoholism, heroin addiction, recovery,  marriage, and parenthood.