Andrea Riseborough and Dane DeHaan will star in a new Sky series, ZeroZeroZero. The cocaine thriller, based on the book of the same name by Roberto Saviano, spans three continents, six countries and six languages, exploring international drug trafficking and the economic and political consequences on a global scale.
ZeroZeroZero will tell about different criminal and family systems, both equally violent and thirsty for power; like the Mexican cartels, the ‘Ndrangheta and corrupt businessmen compete for the supremacy of one of the most distributed goods in the world.
The series has been developed by the same creative team as Gomorra – The Series: Leonardo Fasoli, Stefano Bises, Roberto Saviano and Stefano Sollima, reuniting after the Italian series’ hit success. It is written by Fasoli with Mauricio Katz (The Bridge). Max Hurwitz (Manhunt: Unabomber), Sollima and Maddalena Ravagli complete the writing team.
The eight-episode series is produced by Cattleya for Sky, CANAL+ and Amazon, with Sky and NOW TV premiering the series in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria, CANAL+ broadcasting the show in France, Europe and Africa, and Amazon Prime Video releasing the programme in the USA, Canada, Latin America and Spain.
Riseborough and DeHaan are joined by a suitably international cast that includes Gabriel Byrne, Harold Torres, Giuseppe De Domenico, Francesco Colella and Tcheky Karyo.
Sollima says: “The market, production, consumption, ways of life and ways of thinking, everything is connected in a global world where a continuous flow of trade brings millions of goods every day to millions of people. With ZeroZeroZero we will tell the paths of only one of these goods, perhaps the most universally widespread, the most transversely consumed, certainly the most profitable. We will follow a container ship and its cargo from its point of departure in Mexico to its destination in Calabria, telling how the traffic of this rather special “commodity” influences the market, the world economy and also our life. “
Filming has just begun, with a first phase of American shooting centered in New Orleans, before moving to Mexico, Italy and Africa. It is expected to premiere later this year.