First official picture: Benedict Cumberbatch in his new drama

Filming has been underway on the new drama Melrose for some time now, with star Benedict Cumberbatch being seen on the streets of Glasgow during location filming. As such, cameraphone snaps of him in his role surfaced online. Now, though, there’s something more official.

Melrose is based on the Patrick Melrose novels by Edward St Aubyn, and the adaptation will see a different novel forming the basis of each episode. That picture above? That’s the first shot of Cumberbatch in the lead role.

David Nicholls has penned the adaptation, that Cumberbatch is also executive producer of.

The drama will premiere on Sky Atlantic in 2018.