A brand new political thriller is on the way starring none other than Rober De Niro...
Robert De Niro is all set to make his debut as the lead in a TV series. Netflix has given a series order to Zero, a limited conspiracy thriller that will start the two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro. The show comes from the Narcos showrunner Eric Newman and also Noah Oppenheim who is the former president of NBC alongside NY Times writer Michael S. Schmidt.
Noah Oppenheim credited Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael S. Schmidt and his " 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.”
The synopsis of the series reads, " “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?"
Newman also released a statement that read, "I am a lifelong fan of Robert De Niro. 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."
De Niro will also be serving as the show's executive producer alongside Jonathan Glickman. There is no release date for the series as of now but it would be long before we see first looks and trailers.
Netflix is unwrapped a few plot details as well like the show will be a political thriller and also a genre to which De Niro is entirely alien.
“Zero Day’ is a shrewd, heart-pounding conspiracy thriller that will keep audiences at the edge of their seat,” said Peter Friedlander, vice president of scripted series for Netflix in the US and Canada.
“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,” he added.
We cannot wait to see Robert De Niro in a TV show... let's hope to get more updates real soon.