Eric Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch’s Riveting Performance in Netflix’s New Series

Eric Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch's Riveting Performance in Netflix's New Series

Netflix unveiled Benedict Cumberbatch starrer upcoming limited series Eric. In this thrilling narrative, Cumberbatch takes on the role of Vincent, a renowned puppeteer and creator of the beloved children’s show “Good Day Sunshine.” However, his world is turned upside down when his 9-year-old son, Edgar, mysteriously disappears on his way to school.

As Vincent grapples with the anguish of his son’s absence, he becomes increasingly distressed and fixated on his son’s drawings of a blue monster puppet named Eric. Convinced that bringing Eric to life on television will lead to Edgar’s safe return, Vincent embarks on a tumultuous journey filled with self-loathing, guilt, and a desperate quest for redemption.

The six-part series, created by the talented Abi Morgan and set to premiere on May 30 exclusively on Netflix, promises a gripping exploration of parenthood, marriage, mental health, and societal challenges prevalent in the ’80s. With a stellar cast including Gaby Hoffmann, McKinley Belcher III, Dan Fogler, and Clarke Peters, Eric delves deep into the complexities of human emotions and the lengths a father will go to in search of his missing child.

Prepare to be enthralled by Benedict Cumberbatch’s mesmerizing performance in Eric, a series that promises to tug at your heartstrings and keep you on the edge of your seat. Don’t miss the premiere on May 30, only on Netflix.

What is Eric about?

Vincent (Cumberbatch) is 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,” Morgan told Netflix.

Struggling to cope with the loss of his son, Edgar, Vincent becomes increasingly distressed and volatile. Full of self-loathing and guilt over 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.

“When I pitched the idea of a New York puppeteer on a quest to find his missing son, with a 7-foot-tall blue monster in tow, it’s to Netflix’s eternal credit that they jumped on board,” Morgan tells Tudum. “Eric is a deep dive into the ’80s 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.” – Netflix


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