3. 'Patrick Melrose'
Network: Showtime
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Blythe Danner, and Allison Williams
Premiere date: May 12

Premise: This five-part miniseries is based on the semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St. Aubyn. It tells the story of Patrick Melrose, who leads a privileged life but is plagued by his traumatic childhood, his severe substance abuse, and his father's death. Patrick's constant and remorseless search for pleasure sends him into a nightmarish spiral of self-destruction.