Netflix is teaming up with screenwriter Abi Morgan on the development of Eric, a new and tense thriller set in 1980s New York.
Created by Emmy-winner Abi Morgan, whose credits include “Shame”, “The Iron Lady” and many more, “Eric” will tell the story of Edgar, a young boy who went missing in Manhattan in the ‘80s. His grief-stricken father Vincent, puppeteer of the most popular kids’ show in America, finds hope in his friendship with Eric, the monster that lives under Edgar’s bed.
While trying to look for clues leading to the true disappearance of Edgar, Vincent is forced to dwell into the darkness of the city’s corruption, realizing that monsters not only live under children’s beds. Set during the events of the ‘80s AIDS epidemic, Detective Ledroit finds himself in the search for Edgar, while trying to uncover the internal corruption in the NYPD.
The two production companies behind Netflix’s “Eric” are British studio SISTER (“Chernobyl”) in association with Little Chick Productions, with Jane Featherstone, Lucy Dyke and Holly Pullinger acting as producers on the project.
The series is currently in active development, with shooting expected to start in November in Budapest, Hungary. Production will continue in New York, US, lasting until April 2023.
As of today, no cast members or release date has been announced by Netflix, but with the shooting just starting we can expect it around late 2023.