Watch: First trailer lands for Sky’s ZeroZeroZero
Staff Reporter | On 05, Sep 2019Reading time: 4 mins
The first trailer has been released for Sky’s ZeroZeroZero, following the TV series’ premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
The international thriller hailed from the same creative team as Gomorra – The Series: Leonardo Fasoli, Stefano Bises, Roberto Saviano and Stefano Sollima. It explores different criminal and family systems, both equally violent and thirsty for power, as 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 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.
Written by Leonardo Fasoli, Mauricio Katz and Stefano Sollima, and directed by Sollima and Pablo Trapero, the team behind the camera is matched by an equally impressive cast, which includes Andrea Riseborough, Dane DeHaan, Gabriel Byrne, Giuseppe De Domenico and Adriano Chiaramida.
They will play out the journey of a cocaine shipment, from the moment a powerful cartel of Italian criminals decides to buy it until the cargo is delivered and paid for. Through its characters’ stories, the series explains the mechanisms by which the illegal economy becomes part of the legal economy and how both are linked to a ruthless logic of power and control affecting people’s lives and relationships: Mexican cartels managing the drug’s production, Italian crime syndicates handling worldwide distribution, and American businesses, apparently above suspicion, controlling the seemingly infinite amount of money this market produces.
“In the globalised world, markets, production and consumption, even different lifestyles, are all interconnected, thanks to the continuous flow of trade that bring tons of goods to billions of people,” says Sollima. “In ZeroZeroZero we want to tell the story of just one of these goods: probably the most universally distributed, widely consumed and, above all, most profitable. And we are going to do it by following a container ship and its load from its point of departure in Mexico to its final destination in Italy, describing how the international trafficking of this special ‘commodity’ is affecting the market, the world economy and even our lives. This special good is cocaine, and its journey is our own.”
The series doesn’t have an air date yet, but with two episodes debuting at the Biennale, where The New Pope also premiered two chapters, you can expect it to land on Sky Atlantic in the very near future. Watch this space for more – and, until then, watch below for the trailer:
Andrea Riseborough and Dane DeHaan to star in Sky cocaine drama ZeroZeroZero
25th April 2018
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.