Benedict Cumberbatch Will Play a Puppeteer in 1980s Set Thriller ERIC
Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in and executive produce a new Netflix thriller series titled Eric. He will be a play a puppeteer in the film whose son goes missing in 1980s Manhattan. This sounds like it will make for a fascinating series as it involves the puppeteer making friends with a monster.
The six-part series follows Vincent Anderson (Cumberbatch), “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.”
The series is written by Abi Morgan, who says in a statement: “Eric is a dark and crazy journey into the heart of 1980’s New York, and the good bad and ugly world of Vincent. The chance to work with Benedict and the creative team at Sister and Netflix, is irresistible.”
The series also stars Gaby Hoffman, McKinley Belcher II, Dan Fogler, Phoebe Nicholls, Clarke Peters, Ivan Morris Howe, David Denman, Bamar Kane, Adepero Odyue, Alexis Molnar and Roberta Colindrez.
Cumberbatch is also starring in Netflix’s untitled Wes Anderson/Roald Dahl movie.