Netflix is teaming up with esteemed playwright Abi Morgan to develop Eric, a brand new collection described as a tense and stunning thriller set in Eighties New York. Right here’s all the pieces we learn about Netflix’s Eric.
The collection is created and written by Emmy-winner Abi Morgan, whose credit embody her award-winning The Hour and Disgrace, The Iron Girl, BBC/Sundance TV’s The Cut up, and lots of extra.
Morgan additionally labored on the BBC collection River which resided on Netflix in most areas as a Netflix Authentic till it was abruptly eliminated in November 2019.
The collection was introduced by Netflix UK alongside a slew of different UK productions again in November 2021. Different titles introduced included Supacell, One Day, The Fuck It Bucket, and Kaos.
ERIC: From author Abi Morgan, this tense thriller tracks what occurs when a younger boy goes lacking in Eighties Manhattan. His father, Vincent, a puppeteer on America’s main children’ TV present, finds solace by his friendship with Eric, the monster that lives underneath his son’s mattress.
— Netflix UK & Eire (@NetflixUK) November 30, 2021
The 2 manufacturing firms behind Netflix’s Eric are British studio SISTER (the manufacturing firm behind HBO’s award-winning Chernobyl) in affiliation with Little Chick Productions. SISTER has beforehand labored with Morgan on The Cut up and produced the Netflix BBC co-production Giri/Haji.
Jane Featherstone and Lucy Dyke exec produce for SISTER and Morgan for Little Chick.
What’s the plot of Eric?
Netflix’s Eric is described as a tense and stunning thriller. Right here’s the story synopsis for Eric:
“When Edgar, a younger boy goes lacking in Eighties Manhattan, his grief-stricken father Vincent, a puppeteer on America’s main children’ TV present, finds solace by his friendship with Eric, the monster that lives underneath Edgar’s mattress.
In his quest to search out the reality to Edgar’s disappearance, Vincent is pressured into the darkish shadows of a metropolis rife with corruption to find that the true monsters dwell a lot nearer to house. Set in opposition to the backdrop of the Eighties AIDS epidemic, Detective Ledroit, tasked to uncover inner corruption within the NYPD, finds himself drawn into the seek for Edgar, whereas privately coming to phrases with secrets and techniques of his personal.”
Who’s solid in Eric?
As of January 2023, solely two solid members have been confirmed. The primary is Benedict Cumberbatch. Well-known for his position as London tremendous sleuth Sherlock, Kahn within the rebooted Star Trek franchise, and most lately as Dr. Unusual within the MCU, Cumberbatch has been one of the crucial in-demand actors of the previous decade. Certainly one of his most up-to-date tasks was in Netflix’s Energy of the Canine, which earned him his second Academy Award nomination for finest actor in a number one position. Up to now, Cumberbatch has starred in 3 tasks for Netflix, and also will star within the upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Great Story of Henry Sugar by director Wes Anderson.
Cumberbatch will play the position of Vincent Sullivan.
The second actor confirmed for Eric is Donald Sage Mackay within the position of Jerry. Mackay beforehand starred within the Michael Myers comedy The Pentaverate.
What’s the manufacturing standing of Eric?
Official Manufacturing Standing: Pre-Manufacturing / Filming Scheduled (Final Up to date: 09/01/2023)
We beforehand reported on the information that manufacturing was reportedly deliberate to start within the UK in November 2022. Nevertheless, we’ve since seen some conflicting stories surrounding the filming schedule.
IMDb Professional is reporting that filming started on December fifth, 2022, and is scheduled to finish someday in April 2023. We’ve additionally seen a separate supply that has listed the venture to start filming in “Mid-January 2023” and isn’t scheduled to finish till “Late May 2023.”
The collection shall be shot in Budapest in Hungary and New York within the USA.
What number of episodes shall be in Eric?
No quantity of episodes have been introduced, however we might anticipate a typical of 8 or 10.
What’s the Netflix launch date for Eric?
We beforehand would have anticipated a 2023 launch date, nonetheless, if filming isn’t because of finish until late Might 2023, we’d be fortunate to see the collection on Netflix earlier than the tip of the 12 months. A extra sensible launch date for Eric shall be early 2024.
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