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Robert De Niro's Netflix Series "Zero Day": Everything You Need to Know

In his first TV lead, Robert De Niro is to star in an upcoming Netflix political thriller; The project is led by 'Narcos' showrunner Eric Newman.

For the first time in his long and successful career, Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro will take on a lead TV role for Netflix's upcoming limited political series "Zero Day".

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The upcoming series will have Narcos showrunner Eric Newman as the head and president of NBC News, Noah Oppenheim, working together to pen the script. The political thriller is said to feature De Niro playing a former president. Newman, Oppenheim, and Michael Schmidt wrote the story for the script. Newman currently has a deal with the streaming giant, while this project will see Oppenheim, De Niro, and Jonathan Glickman of Panoramic Media executive produce.

It's unclear if they will give Zero Day the go-ahead, but if it is, De Niro will have his first regular lead role in a TV series. He did receive an Emmy nomination in 2017 for playing Bernie Madoff in HBO's movie, "The Wizard of Lies."

About Robert De Niro:

Robert De Niro is one of his generation's most acclaimed and prolific actors. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning two for Best Actor in The Godfather Part II (1974) and Raging Bull (1980). He is also notable for his roles in several Martin Scorsese films, including Taxi Driver (1976), Goodfellas (1990), and The Departed (2006). De Niro has been involved in various other projects, such as producing films and television shows. He is also widely recognized for his philanthropy and advocacy work, including his support for the 9/11 Memorial Foundation. De Niro continues to be one of Hollywood's most influential figures, with a career of over five decades. His body of work is an ever-evolving testament to his craft and creativity. De Niro continues to challenge himself as an actor and remains one of the most respected actors in the industry today. He is an inspiration to many young actors, and his dedication to the craft of acting has earned him a well-deserved spot in Hollywood history. De Niro's work will continue to be remembered and celebrated for decades.

About Netflix's "Narcos" showrunner Eric Newman:

Eric Newman is an Emmy-nominated producer, writer and director best known for his work on the hit Netflix series Narcos. He has been with the drama since its inception in 2015, serving as showrunner and executive producer throughout its four-season run. He also served as an executive producer on three other Netflix series: Hemlock Grove, Marco Polo, and V-Wars. Newman has also produced films such as War of the Worlds, Children of Men, The Book of Eli, and World War Z. With his extensive experience in television and film production; he is a highly sought-after showrunner for projects at Netflix and other major networks. He currently has several new shows in development. Newman is passionate about creating compelling stories and characters and utilizing advanced technologies to deliver a high-quality product. He believes in giving audiences an immersive experience that keeps them engaged from start to finish. With Eric Newman at the helm, Narcos has been one of the most successful series on Netflix for several years and looks set to remain so for many years to come.

Eric Newman is passionate about making sure his stories have a lasting impact, which often includes collaborating with international partners to accurately represent their culture and history. He has worked with experts on the show, such as historians, law enforcement officers, and even real-life drug cartel members, to ensure that the show realistically portrays the drug war in Colombia. He also deeply understands the region’s culture and has ensured that this is reflected in the show. With his commitment to authentic storytelling, Eric Newman has been able to take Narcos to the next level and make it one of Netflix's most successful series.

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