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7 Best Shows Like Netflix’s ‘Eric’ To Watch If You Love The Series

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Eric is a six-part psychological thriller miniseries created by Abi Morgan. The Netflix series is set in 1980s New York and it follows the story of Vincent, a puppeteer whose 9-year-old son goes missing. While trying to find his son Vincent struggles with substance abuse and his erratic behavior cuts him off from his friends and family. Soon, he becomes convinced that he will be reunited with Edgar with the help of a seven-foot-tall puppet named Eric, his son created right before he went missing. Eric stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role with Ivan Morris, Gaby Hoffmann, McKinley Belcher III, Roberta Colindrez, Jeff Hephner, Wade Allain-Marcus, Mark Gillis, Dan Fogler, and Clarke Peters starring in supporting roles. So, if you loved the fantastical elements and crime drama aspects of Netflix’s Eric here are some similar shows you could watch next.

The Missing (Starz & Prime Video Add-On)

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The Missing is a British psychological drama series created by Harry and Jack Williams. The Starz series follows the story of Tony and Emily Hughes, a couple on holiday in France with their 5-year-old son Oliver when their car breaks down Tony takes his eyes off Oliver and he goes missing. The Missing stars James Nesbitt, Frances O’Connor, Tchéky Karyo, Jason Flemyng, Ken Scott, Diana Quick, Arsher Ali, Titus De Voogdt, Saïd Taghmaoui, and Anastasia Hille starring in supporting roles.

The Disappearance (Rent on Prime Video)

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The Disappearance is a Canadian mystery drama miniseries created by Normand Daneau and Geneviève Simard. The CTV series centers around the investigation of the disappearance of Anthony Sullivan, a 10-year-old boy who went missing while taking part in his birthday treasure hunt. During the investigation, many buried family secrets come to life and the family decides that they must come together to find Anthony. The Disappearance stars Peter Coyote, Camille Sullivan, Aden Young, Joanne Kelly, Michael Riendeau, Micheline Lanctôt, Kevin Parent, and Neil Napier.

Broadchurch (Tubi, Plex & Prime Video Add-On)

Shows Like True Detective
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Broadchurch is a crime drama series created by Chris Chibnall. In its first season, The ITV series follows the story of two detectives as they investigate the death of an 11-year-old boy Danny Latimer whose parents are completely shattered after hearing the news. Broadchurch shifts its focus between the investigation led by DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller and the grieving parents Mark and Beth Latimer. Broadchurch stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman in the lead roles with Jodie Whittaker, Jonathan Bailey, Eve Myles, Andrew Buchan, Matthew Gravelle, Arthur Darvill, and Charlotte Beaumont starring in supporting roles.

Top of the Lake (Hulu, Tubi & Rent on Prime Video)

Shows Like True Detective
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Top of the Lake is a mystery drama series created by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee. In the first season of the acclaimed series, we follow the story of Robin Griffin, a Sydney detective as she investigates the disappearance of a 12-year-old pregnant girl whose family whose father is the local drug lord. Top of the Lake stars Elisabeth Moss in the lead role with David Wenham, Peter Mullan, Tom Wright, Holly Hunter, Kip Chapman, Jacqueline Joe, Robyn Nevin, and Calvin Tuteao starring in supporting roles.

Safe (Netflix)

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Safe is a British mystery drama limited series created by Harlan Coben. The Netflix series follows the story of Briton Tom Delaney, a pediatric surgeon and a widowed father of two teenage girls who lost his wife a year ago to cancer. When one of his daughters goes missing, Tom does everything he can to search for her but he gets caught in a web of secrets that prevent him from finding her. Safe stars Michael C. Hall in the lead role with Amanda Abbington, Marc Warren, Audrey Fleurot, Hannah Arterton, Nigel Lindsay, Laila Rouass, Joplin Sibtain, Milo Twomey, Emmett J. Scanlan, and Amy James-Kelly starring in supporting roles.

Alert: Missing Persons Unit (Hulu & Rent on Prime Video)

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Alert: Missing Persons Unit is a police procedural crime drama series created by John Eisendrath and Jamie Foxx. The Fox series follows the story of a divorced couple Jason Grant and Nikki Batista as they work in the Philadelphia Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit (MPU) trying to reunite families while still holding out hope of finding their own missing son. Alert: Missing Persons Unit stars Scott Caan and Dania Ramirez in the lead roles with Ryan Broussard, Adeola Role, Graham Verchere, Alisha-Marie Ahamed, Petey Gibson, Fivel Stewart, Elana Dunkelman, Gill Bellows, and Diana Bang starring in supporting roles.

Happy! (Netflix & Rent on Prime Video)

Shows Like Woke
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Happy! is a fantasy dark comedy action-drama series created by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson. Based on a graphic novel of the same name by Morrison and Robertson, the Syfy series follows the story of a disgraced police detective Nick Sax who suddenly starts seeing a blue horse named Happy! who tells him that he has a daughter who a Very Bad Santa kidnaped and he is his daughter’s imaginary friend. By now you might have seen the similarities between Eric and Happy! and while their tone and genres are completely different their plots are very similar. Happy! stars Christopher Meloni in the lead role with Ritchie Coster, Lili Mirojnick, Patrick Fischler, Patton Oswalt, Christopher Fitzgerald, Bryce Lorenzo, Joseph D. Reitman, Debi Mazar, and Gus Halper starring in supporting roles.

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