ZERO DAY: Robert De Niro To Make His TV Debut With Netflix Conspiracy Thriller
Netflix is announcing Zero Day, a new conspiracy thriller from creator Eric Newman under his Grand Electric Productions deal with Netflix, and Noah Oppenheim. Both will exec produce the six-part series alongside Robert De Niro who will star, etching his TV debut.
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?
Also exec producing is Pulitzer Prize winner Michael S. Schmidt, as well as Jonathan Glickman (Wednesday, Respect), and Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland, Mad Men and Love & Death) who will direct all episodes.
“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.” said Newman.
The press announcement on Wednesday says Oppenheim credited 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.”
“Zero Day is a shrewd, heart-pounding conspiracy thriller that will keep audiences at the edge of their seat. 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.” added Peter Friedlander, Vice President of Scripted Series, Netflix, US and Canada.
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