About the Show

Exploring the complexities and consequences of a predatory relationship, A Teacher follows the stories of Claire Wilson (Kate Mara), a young teacher at a suburban Texas high school and her student, Eric Walker (Nick Robinson).

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, asks for help preparing for his SAT test. 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. As Claire and Eric begin to spend more time together, boundaries are crossed, and a subtle game of grooming begins. The permanent damage left in the wake of Claire’s choices becomes impossible for them, and their friends and family, to ignore.

A Teacher is created by Hannah Fidell, who also serves as writer, director and executive producer. Kate Mara, Michael Costigan and Jason Bateman of Aggregate Films, Louise Shore and Danny Brocklehurst also executive produce. The 10-episode limited series is produced by FX Productions and will be available exclusively on FX on Hulu.


Selected Scenes

Claire Signs Her Divorce Papers

Eric Asks For Help

Claire and Eric Have An Unexpected Meeting

Claire and Eric Meet for the Final Time

Claire Applies for a Job

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Video Extras

Teaser: Episode 10

Teaser: Episode 9

Teaser: Episode 8

Teaser: Episode 7

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Inside A Teacher

Inside Look: Making A Teacher

Inside Look: Dispelling a Myth

A Teacher - First Look

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  • “One of the most daring and complex series of 2020”
    - Collider
  • “An impressively subtle psychological study”
    - The Hollywood Reporter
  • “The series doesn’t set out to glorify or sympathize with “Claire’s” wrongdoing…It’s a portrait of a person in the midst of making a very bad decision”
    - Washington Post
  • “Undeniably powerful”
    - Variety
  • “It’s addictive as a bag of chips you can’t stop eating”
    - IndieWire