Airdate: Eric

A new Benedict Cumberbatch series teases that "The Real Monsters aren't under the bed."

Upcoming UK mystery series Eric starring Benedict Cumberbatch, teases that “The Real Monsters aren’t under the bed.”

The six part series filmed in Budapest and New York. It also features Gaby Hoffmann, McKinley Belcher III, Dan Fogler, Clarke Peters.

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 behaviour 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.

Creator / Writer: Abi Morgan
Executive Producers: Abi Morgan, Jane Featherstone, Lucy Dyke, Lucy Forbes, Benedict Cumberbatch
Director: Lucy Forbes
Producer: Holly Pullinger

Thursday May 30 on Netflix.

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