The romance between Claire and Eric is seemingly beautiful. Sure, she might be a bit older than he is, but in the trailer for “A Teacher,” the beginning moments show that both are madly in love with each other and are incredibly happy. There’s just the problem that Claire is a high school teacher and Eric is her, uh, student. And therein lies the awfulness of the relationship and why “A Teacher” is going to be a must-see series when it debuts in November.
As the trailer shows, “A Teacher” follows the story of Claire, an unhappily married high school teacher that finds herself in a torrid love affair with a young student, Eric. Though she’s happy with Eric, it’s clear that she’s risking her entire life and career by breaking the law to be with the student. So, when everything begins to fall apart, Claire finds herself at a breaking point.
“A Teacher” comes from the mind of Hannah Fidell, the writer, director, producer, and creator of the series. The FX on Hulu limited series is inspired by Fidell’s film of the same name, which debuted in 2013. The new series stars Kate Mara, Nick Robinson, Ashley Zukerman, Adam David Thompson, Marielle Scott, Shane Harper, and Dylan Schmid.
“A Teacher” is set to debut on FX on Hulu on November 10. You can watch the trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis:
Beautiful and quietly enigmatic, Claire is the newest teacher at Westerbrook High School. Dissatisfied in her marriage to her college sweetheart Matt Mitchell (Ashley Zukerman), distant from her brother Nate Wilson (Adam David Thompson) and desperate for connection, she quickly befriends fellow teacher, Kathryn Sanders (Marielle Scott). Claire’s life changes when Eric, a charming all-American senior in her English class, takes an unexpected interest in her. Popular and outgoing, Eric is the captain of the soccer team and nearly inseparable from his best friends, Logan Davis (Shane Harper) and Josh Smith (Dylan Schmid). Everything seems perfect on the surface, but Eric is forced to juggle the pressures of school, applying for college and a part-time job, all while helping take care of his two younger brothers so his mother Sandy (Rya Ingrid Kihlstedt) can support the family. Claire and Eric discover an undeniable connection that allows them to escape their individual realities, but their relationship accelerates faster than either could anticipate. The permanent damage left in the wake of Claire and Eric’s illicit affair becomes impossible for them, and their friends and family, to ignore.