Netflix viewers have gone into a meltdown over a new psychological thriller, dubbing it as ‘A+’.

Created by Emmy and BAFTA Abi Morgan, psychological thriller Eric follows distressed father Vincent (Benedict Cumberbatch) on the hunt for his missing son.

When Edgar (Ivan Howe) disappears on his way to school in the streets of 1980s New York City, his parents are left grieving and hopeless.

Industry leading puppeteer, Vincent quickly descends into madness as he attempts to relocate his son.

Struggling to come to grips with the absence of his nine-year-old, the father begins to cling for dear life to Edgar’s drawing of a blue monster puppet – Eric.

Netflix viewers have gone into a meltdown over new psychological thriller, Eric, which follows distressed father Vincent (Benedict Cumberbatch ) on the hunt for his missing son

Netflix viewers have gone into a meltdown over new psychological thriller, Eric, which follows distressed father Vincent (Benedict Cumberbatch ) on the hunt for his missing son

Netflix viewers have gone into a meltdown over new psychological thriller, Eric, which follows distressed father Vincent (Benedict Cumberbatch ) on the hunt for his missing son

When Edgar (Ivan Howe, pictured) disappears on his way to school in the streets of 1980s New York City , his parents are left grieving and hopeless

When Edgar (Ivan Howe, pictured) disappears on his way to school in the streets of 1980s New York City , his parents are left grieving and hopeless

When Edgar (Ivan Howe, pictured) disappears on his way to school in the streets of 1980s New York City , his parents are left grieving and hopeless 

The self-loathing parent believes if he gets his missing son’s big blue conception on his extremely popular children’s show – Good Day Sunshine – then he will come home.

The longer Edgar is missing, Vincent becomes increasingly violent and erratic in his behaviour.

As he further alienates from everyone trying to help him – detectives, his family and friends  – the puppeteer begins to hallucinate a life-sized version ErIc.

Spiralling out of control in the race to find his child, Vincent is forced to confront his demons on the perilous yet addictive streets of the Big Apple.

Creator Abigail Morgan told Tudum: ‘Eric is a deep dive into the ’80s Big Apple, grappling with rising crime rates, internal corruption, endemic racism, a forgotten underclass, and the AIDS epidemic.

‘[It] exposes the divisions rife between parents searching for their child, a detective battling with a system that is broken.

‘And a lost boy who may never come home — and asks where the real monsters lie. With puppets … lots of puppets.’

Netflix fans have been left gone into a frenzy over the new gripping drama, with some calling for Benedict Cumberbatch to get an Oscar.

The longer Edgar is missing, Vincent becomes increasingly violent and erratic in his behaviour (pictured: Gaby Hoffman playing Eric's mother Cassie and Cumberbatch)

The longer Edgar is missing, Vincent becomes increasingly violent and erratic in his behaviour (pictured: Gaby Hoffman playing Eric's mother Cassie and Cumberbatch)

The longer Edgar is missing, Vincent becomes increasingly violent and erratic in his behaviour (pictured: Gaby Hoffman playing Eric’s mother Cassie and Cumberbatch)

Edgar's absence forces the father to come face to face with his demons as he trails the dangerous streets of the Big Apple to find him

Edgar's absence forces the father to come face to face with his demons as he trails the dangerous streets of the Big Apple to find him

Edgar’s absence forces the father to come face to face with his demons as he trails the dangerous streets of the Big Apple to find him  

Fans have gone into pandemonium over the new psychological thriller, dubbing is 'dark' yet 'emotional and captivating'

Fans have gone into pandemonium over the new psychological thriller, dubbing is 'dark' yet 'emotional and captivating'

Fans have gone into pandemonium over the new psychological thriller, dubbing is ‘dark’ yet ’emotional and captivating’

‘This is going down as one of my favourite shows….I can’t stop thinking about it,’ one quipped.

‘EVERY character is incredible but Benedict Cumberbatch deserves an Emmy. A+++.’ 

A second added: ‘Give Benedict Cumberbatch an Oscar right now for Eric on Netflix.’

‘Benedict Cumberbatch always delivers,’ a third chimed.

‘If you’re looking for an absolutely jaw-droppingly gorgeous show to binge this weekend, Eric on Netflix is excellent,’ a fourth wrote.

One fan dubbed the series as ‘dark’ yet ’emotional and captivating’. 

‘Eric on Netflix is excellent. It’s got that nihilistic 80s New York thing going on’ another said.

‘Abi Morgan strikes again. Brilliant, compelling and heart-breaking drama, with gorgeous performances from McKinley Belcher III, Benedict Cumberbatch and Gaby Hoffman. Obsessed,’ a user penned.

Desperate to find his son, the self-loathing father believes if he manages to get his son's drawing - Eric - on air, then he may come home

Desperate to find his son, the self-loathing father believes if he manages to get his son's drawing - Eric - on air, then he may come home

Desperate to find his son, the self-loathing father believes if he manages to get his son’s drawing – Eric – on air, then he may come home 

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