Acclaimed actor Robert De Niro will star in a new Netflix limited series Zero Day, a conspiracy thriller. De Niro will also serve as executive producer and this will be his first TV series.
The series is from Creator / Executive Producer Eric Newman under his Grand Electric Productions deal with Netflix, and Creator / Executive Producer Noah Oppenheim.
Eric Newman said: “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.”
Peter Friedlander, Vice President of Scripted Series, Netflix, US and Canada said: “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.”
In 1975, Robert De Niro won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of young Vito Corleone in “The Godfather, Part II.” In 1980 he won his second Academy Award, as Best Actor, for his portrayal of Jake La Motta in Scorsese’s “Raging Bull.”
De Niro has earned Academy Award nominations for his work in five additional films: “Taxi Driver,” “The Deer Hunter,” “Awakenings,” “Cape Fear” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”