Patrick Melrose was originally set up as a five-episode order with each episode of the show based on one of Edward St Aubyn’s novels. Although all of the novels were used for the David Nicholls-penned adaptation, Deadline understands that Cumberbatch and the producers are looking at ways to carry on the story.
The series, which was directed by Edward Berger and produced by Michael Jackson’s Two Cities Television, Little Island Productions and Cumberbatch’s SunnyMarch, aired on Showtime in the U.S. and Sky Atlantic in the UK in May 2018. Rachael Horovitz and Michael Jackson are lead exec producers alongside Cumberbatch, Adam Ackland and Helen Flint.
Horovitz and Jackson said, “Our collective passion for Teddy’s novels and the joyful experience