Friday, February 3, 2023

Benedict Cumberbatch to Headline Netflix's Upcoming Limited Series 'Eric' Created by Abi Morgan

Netflix has today given a series order to the original limited series Eric starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, The Power of the Dog). The series will produce six episodes.

Set in 1980s Manhattan, Vincent Anderson (Cumberbatch) is a grief-stricken puppeteer on a leading TV show whose young boy goes missing and who finds solace through his friendship with Eric, the monster that lives under his son's bed.

In addition to Cumberbatch, the series will star Gaby Hoffmann, McKinley Belcher III, Dan Fogler, Phoebe Nicholls, Clarke Peters, Ivan Morris Howe, David Denman, Bamar Kane, Adepero Odyue, Alexis Molnar and Roberta Colindrez.

Abi Morgan created the series. She will executive produce with Cumberbatch, Jane Featherstone, Lucy Dyke and Lucy Forbes. Sister and Little Chick Productions will produce in association with Netflix.