Benedict Cumberbatch lands his dream role

2017-03-01 19:00
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New York— Benedict Cumberbatch will play an aristocratic playboy, the title character in a five-part Showtime series Melrose that begins production this summer.

The series is based on Edward St. Aubyn's series of books, and each episode will track one of five separate novels. Settings include the South of France in the 1960s, New York in the 1980s and Britain at the turn of the century.

Cumberbatch's character struggles to overcome damage inflicted by an abusive father.

This seems to be a dream role for Cumberbatch who during a Reddit AMA in 2013 the actor revealed that if he could play any literary character it would be Patrick Melrose. 

The series is a co-production with Sky Atlantic.

Filming will start in July an air date is yet to be released.

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