Netflix Annouces Limited Series ‘Zero Day’ Starring Robert De Niro
March 1, 2023
Netflix has announced the new limited series “Zero Day,” a conspiracy thriller from creator/executive producer Eric Newman (“The Watcher,” “Narcos,” “Narcos: Mexico”) under his Grand Electric Productions deal with Netflix and creator/executive producer Noah Oppenheim (Jackie, “The Thing About Pam,” The Maze Runner).
It’s the first TV series starring and executive produced by Robert De Niro.
The six-episode drama “Zero Day” asks the question on everyone’s mind — how do we find truth in a world in crisis, one seemingly being torn apart by forces outside our control? And in an era rife with conspiracy theory and subterfuge, how much of those forces are products of our own doing, perhaps even of our own imagining?
Director/executive producer Lesli Linka Glatter (“Homeland,” “Mad Men” and “Love & Death”) will direct all episodes.
“I am a lifelong fan of Robert De Niro,” Newman said in a statement. “To have him as a producing partner and star in this show is beyond my wildest dreams. And Lesli Linka Glatter has directed so many of my favorite episodes of television; she was our clear first choice to direct this show. I am grateful to Netflix for their continued faith and support and thrilled to be in business with the amazing creative team of Noah, Lesli, and Jonathan on this timely (and terrifying) series.”
Noah Oppenheim credited Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Michael S. Schmidt and “the stories that kept him up at night” for early inspiration, adding, “To see this ripped-from-reality thriller come to life, starring the legendary Robert De Niro, is more than we could have hoped.”
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“‘Zero Day’ is a shrewd, heart-pounding conspiracy thriller that will keep audiences at the edge of their seat,” Peter Friedlander, VP of scripted series at Netflix for the U.S. and Canada, said in a statement. “What an honor to have this ‘A’-list caliber of talent assembled, led by the iconic Robert De Niro and brought to life by the unrivaled talents of Eric Newman, Noah Oppenheim, Lesli Linka Glatter and Michael S. Schmidt.”