8 Mystery Thriller Shows Like Eric to Watch Next
Netflix‘s latest miniseries is the psychological mystery thriller Eric, starring Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch and is set in 1980s New York City. Released on May 30th with all 6 episodes, Eric follows Vincent (Cumberbatch), one of New York’s leading puppeteers and creator of a popular children’s television show who is struggling to cope with the disappearance of his 9 year-old son. He soon gets attached to his son’s drawings of a blue puppet named Eric. Convinced that if he can get Eric on his television show, his son will come back home.

Described as an emotional thriller, Eric currently has a 71% Tomatometer score and an audience score of 79%. Critics and audiences agree that Cumberbatch’s performance makes the series worth while, in addition to the genre-bending nature of the story.

If you’ve already binged all 6 episodes, here are 8 shows like Eric to check out next.

The Bronze Garden (El Jardín de Bronce) (2017 – )

Cast: Isis Leyva, Joaquín Furriel, Luis Luque, Julieta Zylberberg, Mario Pasik, Norma Aleandro, Daniel Fanego, Belén Chavanne

Synopsis: “Architect Fabián Danubio desperately tries to find his daughter, who has inexplicably disappeared leaving no trace.”

Where to watch: Max

Collateral (2018 miniseries)

Cast: Carey Mulligan, John Simm, Nicola Walker, Billie Piper, Nathaniel Martello-White, Jeany Spark, Hayley Squires

Synopsis: “Investigating the murder of a pizza delivery man, a London detective uncovers a tangled conspiracy involving drug dealers, smugglers and spies.”

Where to watch: Netflix

Feedback (Informacja zwrotna) (2023 – )

Cast: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Jakub Sierenberg, Dominika Bednarczyk-Krzyżowska

Synopsis: “A former rock star whose alcohol addiction left him with a faulty memory and a family in shambles embarks on a frantic journey to find his missing son.”

Where to watch: Netflix

Inside Man (2022 miniseries)

Cast: David Tennant, Dolly Wells, Stanley Tucci, Lydia West, Lyndsey Marshal, Dylan Baker

Synopsis: “An American death row prisoner with a sideline in solving mysteries helps a young British journalist search for a friend who’s suddenly disappeared.”

Where to watch: Netflix

The Signal (2024 miniseries)

Cast: Florian David Fitz, Peri Baumeister, Yuna Bennett

Synopsis: “A missing astronaut sets her family on a frantic hunt for answers. But the more they uncover, the greater the threat becomes to them — and the world.”

Where to watch: Netflix

The Snow Girl (2023 miniseries)

Cast: Milena Smit, Jose Coronado, Aixa Villagrán, Tristán Ulloa, Loreto Mauleón

Syopsis: “When a little girl goes missing during a parade in Málaga, a young newspaper journalist becomes fiercely determined to help Amaya’s parents find her.”

Where to watch: Netflix

Stay Close (2021 miniseries)

Cast: Cush Jumbo, James Nesbitt, Richard Armitage, Sarah Parish, Jo Joyner, Daniel Francis, Bethany Antonia, Youssef Kerkour, Alibe Parsons, Poppy Gilbert

Synopsis: “When Carlton Flynn vanishes 17 years to the night after Stewart Green did, it sets off a chain reaction in the lives of people connected to both men.”

Where to watch: Netflix

Top of the Lake (2013-2017) 2 Seasons

Cast: Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, Peter Mullan, Holly Hunter, Robyn Nevin, Thomas M. Wright, Calvin Tuteao

Synopsis: “Obsessed with the disappearance of a 12-year-old pregnant girl near a freezing lake in New Zealand, a brave detective will find herself up against small-town secrets and a side of herself that was meticulously kept at bay.”

Where to watch: Hulu


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