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Patrick Melrose: Renewed or Cancelled?

August 17, 2018
4 min read

Patrick Melrose season 1 came to an end on June 9 this year after proving to be a massive success on the small screen. “Benedict Cumberbatch” stars in the series in the titular role. The story of the show is based on Edward St Aubyn’s novel ‘Patrick Melrose,’ each of the five episodes being based on the five novels of the series. Cumberbatch states himself that the role was an interesting one, and he loved portraying it on screen. It is one of the highest rated TV shows on HBO, behind the monster-rating of ‘Game Of Thrones’ and ‘Ballers.’ ‘Patrick Melrose’ has been registered as HBO’s third most-watched original series.

Patrick Melrose story revolves around a character who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by an abusive father. It is about him fighting against his serious addiction after his father’s death who had been mistreating him since childhood. One of the significant drawbacks in his life was that he was not looked after properly by his mother. As a result, his life was a complete mess. In an interview with the Deadline, Benedict Cumberbatch said, “When he’s pushing himself to the very limits of his capacity to consume drugs, at nearly a suicidal limit, and that sort of leaps off the pages and actually, like oh my God, that would be an extraordinary thing to try and play or portray.” Patrick Melrose season 1 released back on 12th May, this year. The IMDB rating of the show is 8.3 out of 10 based on 9,457 ratings.

Patrick Melrose Season 2 Cast: Who’s in it?

As of now, it is challenging to say anything about the casting for season two as there is no such information made available by the series owner. However, Cumberbatch is currently listed as having nine upcoming projects on IMDB which shows his unavailability and busy schedule throughout this year. Thus, we doubt the possibility of Benedict Cumberbatch to get involved in the next season (If that happens). If the show does return, it will be as a limited series not unlike the first season, so perhaps Cumberbatch could afford that into his schedule. The remaining cast of the show is another essential thing to consider as it is very diverse.

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Patrick Melrose Season 2 Plot: What is it about?

By far, there is no official information regarding Patrick Melrose Season 2 plot. According to, David Nicholls (the scriptwriter) said, “Pile the five books on top of each other, and that’s 900 pages of prose, page after page of brilliant dialogue, scores of named characters, events covering 40 years plus a complicated story.” Hence, the novel was never meant to be adapted on small screen, giving us a hint that there are decidedly fewer possibilities of making Season 2.

Patrick Melrose Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?

During the release of the show, it was stated that it would be aired as a limited series with just five episodes. David Nevins (Producer) said, “As the size of our programming slate continues to grow, it makes sense for Showtime to offer another night of premiers – allowing us the opportunity to eventize series like Patrick Melrose.” Admitting the fact that it was a limited series, the season 2 of Patrick Melrose might not get renewed. However, it will not be apt to presume so early as nothing has been confirmed yet. One can hope.

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Patrick Melrose Season 2 Trailer

Evidently, there is no sign of Patrick Melrose’s season 2 trailers yet. However, check out the below link if you wish to revisit Season 1’s.