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‘Zero Day’ Robert de Niro Netflix Series: What We Know So Far

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Netflix is partnering up with cinema legend Robert de Niro for a new thriller mini-series, Zero Day, with the actor starring and producing. The cast list was recently revealed, and filming is still ongoing.

Netflix’s Zero Day is created, executive produced and written by Eric Newman and Noah Oppenheim, with the story coming from Newman. Newman is a prominent Netflix producer and writer, having been part of such productions as Narcos, The Watcher, Rebel Moon, Spiderhead, and more. Oppenheim wrote screenplays for The Maze Runner, Jackie, and Allegiant. Leslie Linka Glatter (Homeland, Mad Men, Love & Death) will direct all episodes and executive produce

You can take a look at Newman’s upcoming Netflix projects here, and just recently, we revealed that Netflix was looking to produce American Primeval with Newman and Peter Berg.

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Oppenheim, journalist and author Michael Schmidt and Jonathan Glickman of Panoramic Media will also executive produce along with De Niro. Here’s everything else we know about Netflix’s Zero Day:

What’s the plot of Zero Day?

Plot details for Zero Day are being kept under wraps, but Variety reports that De Niro will play a former U.S. President in the political thriller. In March 2023, Deadline provided a logline for the series:

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?

Who is cast in Zero Day?

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For the longest time, only Robert de Niro was the confirmed cast member of Zero Day. The Oscar-winning actor will play George Mullen, former President of the United States, who is forced to come out of retirement to head up a commission investigating a global cyberattack.

Zero Day’s complete and exciting cast list and some character descriptions have recently been revealed. Joining de Niro in the cast of Zero Day are;

  • Angela Bassett (Black Panther) as President Evelyn Mitchell.
    • Current President of the United States.
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Picture: Angela Basset as Romanda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Marvel Studios

  •  Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as Evan Green.
    • Right-winged talk show host reporting on the aftermath of the cyber attack.
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Picture: Dan Stevens at the premiere of Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast

  • Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket) as Richard Dreyer.
    • Speaker of the House and adept politician.
  • Bill Clamp (Joker) as Jeremy Lasch.
    • Director of the CIA and Confidante of President Mitchell, but his loyalties and motives remain unclear.
  • Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad) as Roger Carlson.
    • Banner body man, consultant, fixer, and hustler.
  • Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex) as Alexandra Mullen.
    • Daughter of former President George Mullen and US congresswoman of New York.
  • Joan Allen (Room) as Sheila Mullen.
    • A judge and wife of former President George Mullen.
  • Connie Britton (Nashville) as Valerie Whitesell
    • Former President Mullen’s Chief of Staff, with whom she previously had an affair.
  • McKinley Belcher III (Marriage Story) as Carl Otieno.
    • An intense beurocrat and Mullen loyalist.
  • Clark Gregg (Avengers) as Robert Mercer.
    • Billionaire and shrewd master manipulator who will do anything to come out on top.
  • Mozhan Navabi (The Blacklist) as Melissa Kornblau
    • Former press secretary of President Mullen and controller of Mullen’s new commission team.
  • Jay Klaitz (A Little Help) as Tim Pennington.
    • Expert on cyberwarfare and a brilliant engineer who worked under the secretary of the DOD.
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Top Line: Matthew Modine, Bill Clamp, Jesse Plemons, Lizzy Caplan and Joan Allen | Bottom Line: Connie Britton, McKinley Belcher III, Clark Gregg, Mozhan Navabi and Jay Klaitz.

The remaining cast members, as listed on IMDb, are;

  • Mark Ivanir as Natan.
  • Geoffrey Cantor as Oscar Franklin.
  • Ryan Spahn as Leon Felton.
  • Cuyle Garvin as Tom McCarthy
  • Ignacio Diaz-Silverio as Cesar Rocha.
  • Eden Lee as Special Agent Angela Kim.
  • Merritt Janson as Aubrey.
  • Jorge Luna as General Tom Myles.
  • Nicole Fragala as Emma O’Keefe
  • Julian De Niro as Riley Dobbs.

What’s the production status of Zero Day?

Production Status: Filming (Last Updated: 28/02/2024)

Filming began in June 2023, but production was put on hold for months due to the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes.

Filming had resumed in New York on December 19th, 2023. When filming is scheduled to finish is currently unknown.

How many episodes will be in Zero Day?

In March 2023, Netflix confirmed that Zero Day will have six one-hour episodes.

What’s the Netflix release date for Zero Day?

As the series is still filming, it’s too early to discuss any release dates, but we could estimate sometime in 2024.

Are you looking forward to the release of Zero Day on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!


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