During the Showtime’s day at the Winter TCA Press Tour, a panel was held with executive producers and actors from Patrick Melrose. Benedict unfortunately couldn’t be present because he’s still shooting scenes from the Avengers’ untitled movie. However, he was live from Atlanta to discuss his new show with the television critics who were present at the event.
A extended trailer was released, and you can watch below:
During the panel, Benedict explained what drew him to the title role of “Patrick Melrose”
“They are the most extraordinary prose,” Cumberbatch said via satellite. “[Edward St. Aubyn is] one of the most, if not the most, extraordinary modern prose stylists working in the English language.”
“At its heart the subject matter took something–a world I thought I knew and turned it on its head through the perspective of this really unique character who suffers so much and goes on this extraordinary journey,” he continued. “From victim to survivor to champion of his circumstance in a way and via the most richly comic, scalpel-like post-mortem of a class system that is crumbling and the power related to that dissolves as the stories continue.”