Benedict is set to star in and produce ‘Melrose’ for Showtime in a 5 part TV series. Benedict will be playing Patrick Melrose. The character is part of a 5 novel series by Edward St. Aubyn.
Hollywood Reporter say:
The character is described as an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy struggling with considerable parent issues.
Benedict’s company Sunnymarch will be taking the reigns on this and Benedict had this to say about the show:
“We are delighted to be part of this incredible series,” said Cumberbatch and Adam Ackland, who will produce under their SunnyMarch shingle. “We have been huge fans of these books for many years, and David Nicholls’ adaptations are extraordinary.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter