Netflix has given a formal limited series order to the conspiracy thriller "Zero Day".
Hollywood veteran actor, Robert De Niro is attached to star and executive produce the upcoming series.
Additionally, Leslie Linka Glatter will direct all episodes and executive produce.
Noah Oppenheim, journalist and author Michael Schmidt and Jonathan Glickman of Panoramic Media will also executive produce along with De Niro.
The six-episode series is written and executive produced by Eric Newman via his Netflix overall deal, and Oppenheim, with a story by Newman, Oppenheim, and Schmidt. Oppenheim, Schmidt and Jonathan Glickman of Panoramic Media will also executive produce along with De Niro.
The project had been in development at Netflix since November 2022. It is believed that De Niro would play a former U.S. President in the political thriller.
"Zero Day" 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?
The project marks De Niro's first series regular television role.
The acclaimed actor recently wrapped Tony Goldwyn’s upcoming feature "Inappropriate Behavior", alongside Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne, Vera Farmiga, Rainn Wilson, and Whoopi Goldberg.