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Eric: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast and More


Undoubtedly, Eric has been one of the most-anticipated titles of 2024, and not just because it has set itself up as an intriguing psychological thriller, but because it stars one of the finest actors, Benedict Cumberbatch.

Apart from playing the roles of the beloved Sherlock and Doctor Strange, Cumberbatch truly has a penchant for successful thrillers like The Imitation Game and The Courier. Now, in 2024, Cumberbatch is back once again in Netflix’s upcoming mini-series, Eric.

Eric has been directed by Lucy Forbes and written by Abi Morgan, with a release date that won’t have you waiting for too long, and before that, we’re here to tell you all about it. So, stick around until the end to learn everything you need to know about Eric, from the plot to the cast and much more.

What is the Plot of Eric?

The premise of this series revolves around the protagonist, Vincent, who is a puppeteer and a father to his 9-year-old son, Edgar. One day, Edgar goes missing, and things turn upside down for Vincent, especially because of his behavior that has kept his friends and family away. However, Vincent will do whatever it takes to find his son and is soon convinced that he can do so with the help of his puppet.

The official trailer of Netflix helps the viewers understand what they can expect from the upcoming series and more about the title, “Eric.”

The Cast of Eric

There will be plenty of familiar faces in Eric, beyond Benedict Cumberbatch, who will be playing the lead role of Vincent, aka the father.

Cumberbatch has been credited as one of the most popular British actors of the last two decades and has garnered success from his performances in both movies and shows like Doctor Strange, Sherlock, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, Good Omens, and Patrick Melrose amongst several others.

The Cast of Eric
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Joining Cumberbatch in the cast of Eric are Ivan Morris Howe, Gaby Hoffmann (Uncle Buck, Field of Dreams), McKinley Belcher III (Mercy Street, We Own This City), Roberta Colindrez (A League of Their Own, Vida), Jeff Hephner (Love Takes Flight, Agent X) and Dan Fogler (Balls of Fury, Take Me Home Tonight) amongst several others.

When and Where Can You Watch Eric?

As aforementioned, the release date of this Netflix series isn’t too far away, which means you won’t have to wait too long before you can stream this thriller series. Eric will officially be released on May 30, 2024, and the upcoming series will be available to stream exclusively on Netflix, so make sure you mark your calendars!


There’s plenty to look forward to regarding Eric, and we aren’t just talking about Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance. If you’re thrilled about watching Netflix’s upcoming thriller, which is bound to blow your mind, do let us know in the comments!