An Emmy-nominated Benedict Cumberbatch miniseries is now a must-watch on Netflix

"Eric" UK Premiere - Arrivals
"Eric" UK Premiere - Arrivals / Kate Green/GettyImages

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in the upcoming Netflix thriller series Eric. While waiting for its release, many people are watching all of the Emmy Award-winning actor's movies and shows already streaming on the platform.

As of May 29, he has eight movies and one series currently streaming on Netflix. The movies are The Imitation Game, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Power of the Dog, Poison, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Three More, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle and The Book of Clarence. The one and only show of his that's streaming on Netflix at the moment is the recently added drama miniseries, Patrick Melrose. The streamer added this show to its platform on May 29, and it's definitely a must-watch!

Patrick Melrose premiered on Showtime back in May 2018. It's a television adaptation of English author and journalist Edward St Aubyn's semi-autobiographical Patrick Melrose book series. Consisting of five hour-long episodes, the drama series takes place over five decades from the '60s to the early 2000s and revolves around a wealthy Englishman named Patrick Melrose and his attempts to overcome his alcohol and drug addictions, which stem from his toxic upbringing.

Cumberbatch stars as the titular character, with Sebastian Maltz, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, Jessica Raine, Pip Torrens, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Holliday Grainger, Indira Varma as Anne Moore, Anna Madeley, Blythe Danner, Celia Imrie, Harriet Walter, Allison Williams, Morfydd Clark, and Marcus Smith joining him in the cast. Edward Berger, who is best known for writing and helming the epic anti-war film All Quiet on the Western Front, directed the show from scripts written by well-known British novelist and screenwriter David Nicholls.

Critics praised Cumberbatch for his outstanding performance in the series. Below, we shared what some critics had to say about his performance via Rotten Tomatoes:

"Benedict Cumberbatch gives the performance of his career in this cruelly compelling 2018 limited series."

Craig Mathieson

"This was Cumberbatch's show all the way. He's a fantastic actor at the height of his powers, and he dug forensically deep into the character and mined pure gold."

Pat Stacey

Due to his amazing performance, Cumberbatch went on to be nominated for many awards such as an Emmy and a Golden Globe. In fact, the show as a whole was nominated for several Emmys including the Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series.

Here's a sneak peek of the drama series so you can get an idea of what the show is about!

See Benedict Cumberbatch star as a wealthy yet troubled Englishman in Patrick Melrose, now streaming on Netflix.

Next. 18 best Netflix shows to watch right now . 18 best Netflix shows to watch right now . light