Benedict Cumberbatch films Glasgow as NYC
Benedict Cumberbatch is filming Glasgow as New York City for TV drama Patrick Melrose.
Two Cities Television and Cumberbatch’s own company SunnyMarch are producing the series that is based on semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St Aubyn about the turbulent life of an aristocratic playboy.
The drama is for Sky Atlantic and Showtime.
Glasgow’s grid system of streets makes it a suitable stand-in for US cities. Set dressing for Patrick Melrose has included US-style payphones, yellow New York City cabs, street signage and American flags on selected public buildings.
The city famously doubled for Philadelphia for Brad Pitt’s 2013 zombie thriller World War Z.
Patrick Melrose has been in production since August, with additional locations set to include London and the south of France.
See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Scotland.