The six-episode series was originally announced in November 2021. Set in 1980’s New York, the show would see Cumberbatch star as Vincent Sullivan, the lead puppet maker and puppeteer of America’s most popular children’s show, whose life begins to unravel when his young son, Edgar, disappears. Now homeless and dealing with substance addiction, Vincent finds his only companion is Eric, a seven-foot tall blue puppet, who leads him on a journey to find his son and to find a way home.
The series hails from writer and executive producer Abi Morgan, whose past onscreen writing credits include shows like “Sex Traffick” and the Emmy-winning series “The Hour,” as well as films like “The Iron Lady,” “The Invisible Woman,” and “Suffragette.” Jane Featherstone, Lucy Dyke, and Carolyn Strauss of Sister will also executive produce, with Lucy Forbes (“The End of the F***ing World,” “This Is Going to Hurt”) directing. Morgan executive produces via Little Chick.
She is a good writer. I remember The Hour, it was kinda conventional but well made. It is also one of those series that were suddenly canceled so we never knew what happened to Ben Wishow's character after being brutally beaten! I'm still waiting to know! Lol
The Invisible Woman and Shame were also good. The Iron Lady wasn't so well received. I didn't watched it but Meryl Streep won her Oscar!
EDITED Her recent show with Ben Wishaw (again! Maybe he will be Aldo in the mini series!) received a lot of acclaim, too
That's This is Going to Hurt. I got to see one of the episodes on the IPlayer (and then they detected I was using a vpn) and one on TVMucho (but then I forgot to record the next one). It was good and Ben Wishaw is always good. Some people I follow on twitter have it as best show of 2022.
Well, it sounds very promising! All her work has been very well received and the scriptwriter and produced is a very respected established artist. I hope it materialized. It seems it was reported before that they would shoot it from November 2022 to April 2023 but they still didn't had the cast. Hopefully it's something imminent.