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Everything to know about Netflix’s gut-wrenching drama Eric, starring Benedict Cumberbatch

The series is currently the top show on Netflix.

Netflix has been churning out some epic thrillers in recent months, and its latest hit, Eric, is no different.

No stranger to a series shrouded in mystery and a compelling storyline, Sherlock star-turned-Marvel hero Benedict Cumberbatch commands the screen as Vincent, a man whose life unravels when his 9-year-old son goes missing in 1980s New York.

At the time of writing, Eric is the number one show on Netflix Australia.

Keep scrolling for everything you need to know about the streaming service’s new six-episode series.

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Ivan Howe as Vincent and Edgar in Eric. Netflix.

Official synopsis

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.

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 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.

How can you watch Eric?

Eric officially premiered on Netflix on May 30, 2024, which means you can jump straight onto the streaming service to binge it right now!

Who is in the cast?

Alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, McKinley Belcher III (Marriage Story) stars as Detective Michael Ledriot.

McKinley Blecher II as Detective Michael Ledriot. Netflix.

Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent) plays Vincent’s wife, Cassie, Dan Fogler (The Walking Dead) is a fellow puppeteer named Lennie and Bamar Kane (Father & Soldier) plays Yuusuf.

Meanwhile, Ivan Howe makes his on-screen debut as Vincent and Cassie’s missing son, Edgar.

Is there a trailer?

You can watch the official trailer for Eric below.

Stream Eric on Netflix now.

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