Film legend Robert De Niro will make his TV debut in a new Netflix series. 

The project, a limited series titled Zero Day, is a conspiracy thriller. The show 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? 

“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,” said co-creator, writer, and executive producer Eric Newman.

Newman, a Netflix veteran (The Watcher, Narcos), teamed with Noah Oppenheim (Jackie, The Maze Runner) on the drama. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Michael S. Schmidt also serves as a creator/executive producer. Rounding out the team? EP Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland, Mad Men), who also directs all six episodes.

Oppenheim said Schmidt’s stories “kept him up at night” and served as early inspiration for the series. 

“To see this ripped-from-reality thriller come to life, starring the legendary Robert De Niro, is more than we could have hoped,” Oppenheim added.

De Niro is a two-time Academy Award winning actor, best known for his roles in films like Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, and Cape Fear, among many others. He recently appeared in the David O. Russell film Amsterdam. De Niro also previously worked with Netflix on the 2019 film The Irishman. Despite his decades-spanning acting career, Zero Day marks De Niro’s first role as a TV regular.

Zero Day doesn’t have a release date from Netflix yet. So, check back to THS for more news on this project.

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