When Claire Wilson (Kate Mara) begins her year as the newest teacher at a Texas high school, she doesn’t expect to get swept away by student Eric Walker (Nick Robinson). Soon, she finds herself deeply involved in an illegal affair with a minor and a student and having to hide it from her husband, the school and the community.
The series also stars Ashley Zukerman as Claire’s husband, Matt; Adam David Thompson as her brother, Nate; Marielle Scott as her friend and fellow teacher Kathryn; Shane Harper and Dylan Schmid as Eric’s friends and Rya Ingrid Kihlstedt as his mother.
A Teacher is created by Hannah Fidell, who also serves as writer, director and executive producer. Mara, Michael Costigan, Louise Shore and Danny Brocklehurst as well as Jason Bateman of Aggregate Films also executive produce.
Keeping with the half-hour episodic drama format modeled by Hulu’s Normal People, each episode of the 10-episode limited series only runs 30 minutes. The first three episodes drop Nov. 10 with new episodes to premiere on Tuesday.