First Promo: Cumberbatch In “Patrick Melrose”

Sly has premiered the first trailer for “Patrick Melrose,” the five-part series based on novels by Edward St. Aubyn about the title character, an upper-class man whose traumatic childhood informs his addiction and ultimately he heads into recovery.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the man himself alongside Jennifer Jason Leigh and Hugo Weaving as his parents in flashback scenes. David Nicholls (“One Day”) wrote the series while Edward Berger (“Deutschland 83”) directs with the show airing later this year.