Netflix is no longer the go-to one-shop-stop for British content on streaming the way it was a decade ago. U.K. imports are now found everywhere, from Hulu and Amazon following Netflix's example, the launches of BritBox, the acquisition of Acorn TV by AMC Networks, PBS Passport becoming more widespread, and HBO Max (which is now Max) attempting to ape Netflix by getting its own British content. However, Netflix still brings at least one U.K. title a week, mainly documentaries, interspersed with the occasional hit series like Sex Education, Bridgerton, and Heartstopper. Its latest addition is the limited series, Who Is Erin Carter? a mystery thriller of the erased memory variety.
The series was initially announced under Palomino and developed by creator-showrunner-executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, best known as the woman behind Netflix's massive hit The Witcher. Produced by The Crown's Left Bank Pictures, the series was written by Doc Martin's Jack Lothian, who also served as showrunner. Despite being a contemporary thriller with a female badass lead, which doesn't sound like the sort of thing fans of The Witcher, Doc Martin, or The Crown might be into, the series does hope to pick up the same slive of viewers.
Viewers first looked at Who Is Erin Carter? as part of Netflix's overview of action movies and shows coming this year, released in May 2023, along with the new title. Swedish actor Evin Ahmad who previously appeared in Netflix's scandi-noir series The Rain, takes on the role of Erin, and her fighting skills are on display in the trailer.
Here's the series synopsis:
Meet Erin – Mum, Wife, and Teacher living the expat dream in Spain. Or so we think until a robbery in a supermarket reveals her to be a badass fighter! Erin is clearly not who she says she is, but how far will she go to keep her true identity at bay?
Ahmed is joined by Sean Teale (Survivor) as her husband, Jordi, and newcomer Indica Watson as her daughter Harper. Other co-stars include Douglas Henshall (Shetland), Susannah Fielding (This Time with Alan Partridge), Charlotte Vega (Wrong Turn), Pep Ambros (Matadero), and Jake Fairbrother (Skyfall). Lothian is also executive producer on the eight-episode series, along with Andy Harries and Rob Bullock.
Who is Erin Carter? will release worldwide on Netflix on Thursday, August 24th, 2023.