Earlier today Netflix released their 2024 preview, a showcase of the movies and shows slated to be released this year – including Benedict’s new show Eric!!
Not only did we get a quick teaser, but also the first official still and a longer, more detailed synopsis. You can check everything out below:
Inspired by a true story, the thriller arrives in 2024.
By Tara Bitran
Benedict Cumberbatch has a new mystery on his hands.
The Oscar nominee is set to star in the upcoming six-episode limited series Eric, coming in 2024. Created by BAFTA and Emmy Award winner Abi Morgan (The Hour, The Iron Lady, The Split), the thriller is inspired by a true story. Eric follows a desperate father as he battles his demons on the vibrant, dangerous, and intoxicating streets of ’80s New York in a race to bring home his missing son.
Cumberbatch plays Vincent, one of New York’s leading puppeteers and creator of the hugely popular children’s television show Good Day Sunshine.But his life unravels when his 9-year-old son goes missing on the way to school. “Eric is a dark and crazy journey into the heart of ’80s New York — and the good, bad, and ugly world of Vincent,” said Morgan.
Directed by Lucy Forbes (This Is Going To Hurt, The End of the F***ing World), the series also stars Gaby Hoffmann as Cassie, McKinley Belcher III as lead detective Ledroit, and Ivan Howe as Edgar. Morgan, Cumberbatch, and Forbes executive produce alongside Jane Featherstone (Chernobyl, This Is Going to Hurt) and Lucy Dyke (The Split, Black Mirror), with Holly Pullinger (This Is Going to Hurt, Don’t Forget the Driver) producing. Eric is produced by Sister (Chernobyl, This Is Going to Hurt, Landscapers)and co-produced by Little Chick (The Split).
“When Abi first pitched Eric to us, it gave us goose bumps,” said Featherstone and Dyke. “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.”
What a way to start the month! Hopefully we’re getting a release date soon!