Cumberbatch will play a self-destructive heir of a British family, working to overcome his past abuse from his mother and father.
Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh and Hugo Weaving will be playing Melrose’s parents. Check out the trailer below.
Each episode progresses in tandem to the five-book series with directing by Edward Berger (Deutschland 83, Jack) and writing by David Nicholls. There are no definite release dates for the Showtime series as of yet.