Benedict Cumberbatch Digs Deep for his role in ‘Eric’

Posted in Interviews, Netflix by - June 03, 2024
Benedict Cumberbatch Digs Deep for his role in ‘Eric’

Benedict Cumberbatch gives an Emmy worthy perfomance in the new limited series Eric.

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 is one of New York’s leading puppeteers and creator of the hugely popular children’s television show, ‘Good Day Sunshine’. He 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 behavior alienates his family, his work colleagues and the detectives are trying to help him. But it’s Eric, a delusion of necessity, who becomes his only ally in the pursuit to bring his son home.

In addition to the Cumberbatch, the series also features Clarke Peters.

Eric is now streaming on Netflix.

Our Bonnie Laufer spoke with Benedict Cumberbatch (Vincent Anderson) & Gaby Hoffman (Cassie Anderson), McKinley Belcher III (Detective Michael Ledriot) & creator & writer Abi Morgan. You can watch the interviews below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJYPBodTe5Q&t=169s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edfJmc_jhaw&t=21s

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