Robert De Niro is set to star in Netflix’s ‘Zero Day’

“Mad Men” and “The Leftovers” helmer Lesli Linka Glatter will direct all six episodes of the streaming thriller.

Oscar winner Robert De Niro makes his debut as a series regular.

De Niro will star and executive produce the Netflix limited series Zero Day. Eric Newman (“Narcos”), Noah Oppenheim (“The Thing About Pam”) and Pulitzer Prize winner Michael S. Schmidt are producing the six-episode “reality” thriller. Lesli Linka Glatter (“Mad Men,” “Homeland”) will direct and executive produce all six episodes.

According to the official logline, “Zero Day” asks the question on everyone’s mind: how do we find truth in a world in crisis, torn apart by forces seemingly beyond our control? And in an age full of conspiracy theories and tricks, to what extent are these powers the result of our own actions, or perhaps our imaginations?

Writer, co-creator and executive producer Newman said in a statement to the press: “I am a lifelong fan of Robert De Niro. To be a producing partner and star on this show is beyond my wildest dreams. And Lesli Linka Glatter directed so many of my favorite television episodes; he was clearly our first choice to direct the show. I’m grateful to Netflix for their continued faith and support, and I’m thrilled to be working with the amazing creative team of Noah, Lesli, and Jonathan on this timely (and awesome) series.”

Peter Friedlander, vice president of scripted series for the US and Canada at Netflix, added: “’Zero Day’ is a sly, heart-pounding conspiracy thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. What an honor to assemble this A-list talent led by the iconic Robert De Niro and brought to life by the unparalleled talents of Eric Newman, Noah Oppenheim, Lesli Linka Glatter and Michael S. Schmidt.”

De Niro will next be seen in Martin Scorsese’s long-awaited Apple Original film ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’. The “Raging Bull” and “Mean Streets” icon also confirmed that additional “Mr. Natural” about an ex-convict who is determined to get revenge on his former comrades in Palm Springs.

De Niro isn’t the only veteran A-lister making his TV debut, with Harrison Ford announcing his first television lead comedic turn in “Shrinking,” along with the 1923 spinoff “Yellowstone.” Quentin Tarantino has also confirmed that he is directing an upcoming limited series on a streaming platform, rumored to be Netflix.

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