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Netflix Debuts Official Trailer for Abi Morgan’s Emotional Thriller “ERIC” Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Netflix has debuted the official trailer for Abi Morgan‘s (The Iron Lady) emotional 6-part thriller series “Eric,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

The mini-series, written by Morgan and directed by Lucy Forbes (“The End of the F***ing World,” “This is Going to Hurt”), follows a father’s desperate search when his nine-year-old son disappears on his way to school in 1980s New York. Vincent (Cumberbatch), a leading puppeteer who created the popular children’s show “Good Day Sunshine,” struggles to cope with the traumatic loss of his son Edgar (Ivan Morris Howe – “Ozark,” “We Own This City”). Tormented by guilt and self-loathing around Edgar’s disappearance, Vincent clings to his son’s drawings of a blue monster puppet named Eric, convinced that getting Eric on TV will bring Edgar home.

In his quest to find the truth to Edgar’s disappearance, Vincent is forced into the dark shadows of a city rife with corruption to discover that the real monsters live much closer to home. Detective Ledroit (McKinley Belcher III), tasked to uncover internal corruption in the NYPD, finds himself drawn into the search for Edgar, while privately coming to terms with secrets of his own.

The series also stars Gaby Hoffman (“Transparent”), Dan Fogler (“The Walking Dead”), and Clarke Peters (“The Wire,” “The Man Who Fell to Earth”).

“When I pitched the idea of a New York puppeteer on a quest to find his missing son, with a 7ft blue monster in tow, it’s to Netflix’s eternal credit that they jumped on board,” says writer and creator Morgan.“Eric is a deep dive into the 1980’s big apple, grappling with rising crime rates, internal corruption, endemic racism, a forgotten underclass and the AIDS epidemic, exposing the divisions rife between parents searching for their child, a detective battling with a system that is broken, and a lost boy who may never come home, and asks where the real monsters lie. With puppets…lots of puppets.”

“Eric” will launch globally on Netflix on 30 May, 2024.


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