Allison Williams to Guest Star Opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in “Patrick Melrose”

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Get Out star has booked a guest starring role in Showtime’s starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The project is based on the semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St. Aubyn.

The series skewers the upper class as it tracks the titular character’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery. With each episode devoted to one of the five novels, the series will encompass the saga of Melrose’s life, from his horribly abusive youth at the hands of his father and the mother who tacitly condones the behavior, to the outrageous playboy he becomes and the struggles he endures to defy the damage of his own past.

Williams will play Marianne, an acquaintance that Patrick encounters during his playboy years in New York. She joins previously announced Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, and Anna Madeley.

The show is being adapted by BAFTA nominee David Nicholls and is directed by Edward Berger. Executive producers include Michael Jackso, Emmy winning producer Rachael Horovitz, and SunnyMarch’s Adam Ackland and Cumberbatch.

Williams is best known for playing Marnie in the HBO comedy Girls and more recently for starring in Jordan Peele’s runaway hit Get Out.

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