Benedict Cumberbatch’s Eric is releasing on Netflix in May 2024

Benedict Cumberbatch's Eric
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Exciting news for Netflix fans! Get ready to dive into a gripping mystery with Benedict Cumberbatch. The Oscar-nominated actor is starring in a new limited series called “Eric,” set to premiere exclusively on Netflix on May 30, 2024. Benedict Cumberbatch’s Eric will be available to premiere globally.  

Created by the talented Abi Morgan, “Eric” promises six episodes packed with suspense and drama. Follow along as Cumberbatch’s character navigates the vibrant and dangerous streets of 1980s New York in search of his missing son. Don’t miss out on the thrilling adventure unfolding on Netflix this May 30th!

What is Benedict Cumberbatch's Eric all about?

“Eric” delves into the heart of 1980s New York through the eyes of Vincent (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), a renowned puppeteer and creator of the beloved children’s TV show “Good Day Sunshine.” However, his world shatters when his 9-year-old son disappears on his way to school.

Vincent’s descent into darkness unfolds as he struggles to cope with the loss of his son, Edgar. Consumed by guilt and self-loathing, Vincent clings to his son’s drawings of a blue monster puppet named Eric, believing that bringing Eric to TV will bring Edgar back.


Benedict Cumberbatch's Eric
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As Vincent’s behavior spirals out of control, alienating those around him, Eric becomes his sole companion in the quest to find his son. The series explores the gritty reality of 1980s New York, tackling themes of crime, corruption, racism, and the AIDS epidemic.

“Eric” is a gripping journey that raises questions about parental love, the justice system, and the true monsters lurking in the shadows of society. With its unique premise and compelling storyline, “Eric” promises to captivate audiences as it unfolds on Netflix.

Lead Cast in Eric?

Benedict Cumberbatch's Eric
L-R: Benedict Cumberbatch, McKindley Belcher lll, Gaby Hoffman and Dan Fogler. Image: IMDB, Britannica, Tv Tropes,

“Eric” boasts an impressive ensemble cast bringing its characters to life. Leading the pack is Benedict Cumberbatch, who takes on the role of Vincent, a prominent New York puppeteer. Joining him are McKinley Belcher III as Detective Michael Ledroit, Gaby Hoffmann as Cassie, Dan Fogler as Lennie, Ivan Howe as Edgar, Bamar Kane as Yuusuf, and Clarke Peters as George Lovett. With such talented actors on board, “Eric” promises to deliver a compelling and unforgettable story on Netflix.

Who are behind the creation of Eric?

Benedict Cumberbatch's Eric
L-R: Lucy Forbes, Abi Morgan and Benedict Cumberbatch, image source: IMDB

“Eric” is the brainchild of a talented team of creators and producers. Lucy Forbes, known for her work on “This Is Going To Hurt” and “The End of the F***ing World,” takes the director’s chair for the series. At the helm of production are Abi Morgan, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Lucy Forbes as executive producers, alongside Jane Featherstone and Lucy Dyke. Holly Pullinger leads as the producer, ensuring the smooth execution of the project.

The series is a collaboration between production companies Sister, known for hits like “Chernobyl” and “This Is Going to Hurt,” and Little Chick, recognized for their work on “The Split.” Featherstone and Dyke express their excitement for “Eric,” praising Abi Morgan’s gripping storytelling and the raw portrayal of 1980s New York. With such a talented and dedicated team behind it, “Eric” is poised to captivate audiences with its compelling narrative and immersive world.

Release Date of Eric?

Benedict Cumberbatch's Eric
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Get ready to uncover the secrets of “Eric”! Mark your calendars because this gripping series Eric is set to premiere exclusively on Netflix on May 30, 2024. Don’t miss your chance to dive into the mystery and intrigue of “Eric” as it debuts on screens worldwide.

Are you excited to watch this docuseries on Netflix, Let me know in the comments below. and don’t forget to check what’s coming to Netflix in June 2024. 



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