Netflix today revealed first look photos from the upcoming limited series, Eric, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, Sherlock). The 6-episode series is described as an emotional thriller, and will premiere globally on the streaming platform May 30th, 2024.

Written and created by BAFTA and Emmy Award-winner Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, The Hour), the series also stars Gaby Hoffman (Transparent, C’mon C’mon), McKinley Belcher III (One Piece, Ozark), Ivan Howe, Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts franchise, The Walking Dead), and Clarke Peters (The Wire, Truelove).

Benedict Cumberbatch as Vincent in Eric. Photo by Netflix

The synopsis reads: “Set in 1980s New York, Eric is a new emotional thriller from Abi Morgan following the desperate search of a father when his nine-year-old son disappears one morning on the way to school. Vincent, one of New York’s leading puppeteers and creator of the hugely popular children’s television show, ‘Good Day Sunshine,’ struggles to cope with the loss of his son, Edgar, becoming increasingly distressed and volatile. Full of self-loathing and guilt around Edgar’s disappearance, he clings to his son’s drawings of a blue monster puppet, ERIC, convinced that if he can get ERIC on TV then Edgar will come home. As Vincent’s progressively destructive behavior alienates his family, his work colleagues, and the detectives trying to help him, it’s Eric, a delusion of necessity, who becomes his only ally in the pursuit to bring his son home.”

(L-R): Gaby Hoffmann as Cassie and Ivan Howe as Edgar in Eric. Photo by: Netflix

Lucy Forbes (This Is Going To Hurt, The End of the F***ing World) directs all 6 episodes, and Eric is produced by Holly Pullinger (This Is Going To Hurt, Don’t Forget the Driver), with Abi Morgan, Jane Featherstone (Chernobyl), Lucy Dyke (Black Mirror), Lucy Forbes, and Benedict Cumberbatch serving as Executive Producers.

McKinley Belcher III as Detective Ledroit in Eric. Photo by: Netflix

“When Abi first pitched Eric to us, it gave us goose bumps. It’s an extraordinary piece of writing, inspired by Abi’s experience of New York in the mid-1980s, a city rotten to its core but on the cusp of change,” Executive Producers Jane Featherstone and Lucy Dyke told Tudum.


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