'Patrick Melrose' to premiere on Showtime on May 12
UPI News Service, 03/17/2018
Benedict Cumberbatch's "Patrick Melrose" miniseries is to premiere in the United States on Showtime May 12.
Based on the semi-autobiographical novels of Edward St. Aubyn, the five-part drama is "an acerbic and fearless look at the protagonist's harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood to his remarkable survival as an adult," a news release from the cable network noted.
"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," David Nevins, president and chief executive officer of Showtime Networks Inc., said in a statement.
"Offering original content on Saturdays not only enables us to fully service our subscribers with diverse offerings, it gives viewers enough time to enjoy them all. And a series with the ambition and quality of Patrick Melrose is the perfect place to start."
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