27 May 2024

‘I never read anything like that before’: Benedict Cumberbatch new Netflix series Eric

Now it’s any parent’s nightmare – your child goes missing on a walk to school.

Cue panic, anger, recriminations and grief.

That’s the story behind the forthcoming Netflix mini-series, Eric.

It’s a portrait of 1980s New York – and a family torn apart by tragedy.

Vincent, played by Marvel star Benedict Cumberbatch, is a desperate dad, tackling his own demons in an attempt to bring home his missing son.

We sat down with him and the show’s creator, Abi Morgan to talk about the new series and the minefield of human emotion that it explores.