Eric: Netflix reveals cast for limited thriller series

Netflix has revealed the cast for its upcoming six-part limited series Eric. It is currently being filmed in Hungary and New York.

The cast:

  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Vincent Anderson
  • Gaby Hoffmann as Cassie Anderson
  • McKinley Belcher III as Detective Michael Ledroit
  • Dan Fogler as Lennie Wilson
  • Clarke Peters as George Lovett
  • Ivan Morris Howe as Edgar Anderson
  • Phoebe Nicholls as Anne Anderson
  • David Denman as Matteo Cripp
  • Bamar Kane as Yuusuf Egbe
  • Adepero Odyue as Cecile Rochelle
  • Alexis Molnar as Raya
  • Roberta Colindrez as Ronnie

The official synopsis of the series reads: “Set in 1980s New York, Eric is a new emotional thriller from Abi Morgan following the desperate search of a father when his nine year old son disappears one morning on the way to school.

“Vincent, one of New York’s leading puppeteers and creator of the hugely popular children’s television show, ‘Good Day Sunshine,’ struggles to cope with the loss of his son, Edgar, becoming increasingly distressed and volatile.

“Full of self-loathing and guilt around 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.”

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Abi Morgan OBE is the creator and writer, while Lucy Forbes helms the title as the director. The show has been produced by SISTER and Little Chick.

Talking about Eric, Morgan said: “Eric is a dark and crazy journey into the heart of 1980’s New York, and the good bad and ugly world of Vincent, a genius puppeteer on one of America’s leading kids TV shows.

“The chance to work with Benedict and the creative team at Sister and Netflix, is irresistible. With Lucy Forbes at the directorial helm, I feel fortunate to be working at a time of such great creativity in our industry. Fingers crossed Eric will be a welcome addition.”

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