completion reports that Robert De Niro is set to star in an upcoming limited series for Netflix titled Zero Day, the streamer officially took command of the project, confirming that the project will continue to develop. The TV series will consist of six episodes.
The project comes from producers Eric Newman and Noah Oppenheim, and will be a political thriller that will see De Niro playing a former US President. De Niro is also set to executive produce the series, alongside Newman and Oppenheim.
According to a logline for the series, “Zero Day asks the question on everyone’s mind — how do we find truth in a world in crisis, one that seems to be torn apart by forces beyond our control? And in an age full of conspiracy theories and hoaxes, how many of those forces are products of our own doing, perhaps of our own imagination?
“I’ve been a lifelong fan of Robert De Niro. To have him as a co-producer and star in this show is beyond my wildest dreams,” said creator Eric Newman. “And Lesli Linka Glatter directed many of my favorite television episodes; he was our obvious first choice to direct this show. I am grateful to Netflix for their continued faith and support and am thrilled to be doing business with the amazing creative team of Noah, Lesli, and Jonathan on this timely (and awesome) series.
This marked the first regular television role of De Niro’s long and distinguished career. Often hailed as one of the greatest actors in Hollywood history, his career is filled with iconic roles and films, including titles such as. Taxi Driver, Raging bull, The Father Part II, The Deer Hunter, and so on. During his career, De Niro won many awards, including two Academy Awards and a Golden Globe award.
Most recently, De Niro appeared in David O. Russell’s 2022 film Amsterdam and will appear in Martin Scorsese’s next film, 2023’s Killers of the Flower Moon.