Robert De Niro thriller series Zero Day to shoot in New York for Netflix

Homeland’s Lesli Linka Glatter will direct the six-episode conspiracy thriller

By Priyanca Rajput 1 Jun 2023

Robert De Niro thriller series Zero Day to shoot in New York for Netflix
Robert De Niro

Netflix's thriller series Zero Day, starring Robert De Niro, is set to film in New York.

The upcoming show marks Robert De Niro's first foray into television, who produces and stars in the Netflix limited series.

Zero Day is a conspiracy thriller, which “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?” according to the logline. “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?”

Homeland’s Lesli Linka Glatter will direct all six episodes of the series. It is created by Eric Newman and Noah Oppenheimwho will also executive produce along with Michael S. Schmidt and Jonathan Glickman. 

According to local news outlet Daily Voice Rye, scenes for the show will be shot in the village of Rye Brook in Westchester County over several days in July 2023, as per the Rye Brook Village Board of Trustees. The scene, which will involve a stunt depicting a woman in an Uber being hit by an oncoming train, will be shot on Lincoln Avenue.

“As a life-long fan of American cinema, no actor looms larger for me than Robert De Niro,” Newman told Netflix in a statement. “To have him as a producing partner and star in this show is beyond our wildest dreams. I’m 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.” 

Oppenheim, who described Zero Day as a “ripped from reality thriller,” pointed to co-creator and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Schmidt and “the stories that kept him up at night” for early inspiration for the series. 

The series is scheduled to stream on Netflix in late 2023.

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