Trailer: Zero lands on Netflix this April
James R | On 01, Apr 2021
“What’s better? Being taken for something you’re not, or not being seen at all?” That’s the question at the heart of Zero, Netflix’s new Italian series.
A superhero drama with a difference, the series tells the story of a shy boy with an extraordinary superpower: becoming invisible. Not a superhero, but a modern hero who learns about his powers when the Barrio, the district of the Milan suburb from which he wanted to escape, is in danger. Zero will have to wear the uncomfortable clothes of a hero, despite himself and, in his adventure, he will discover the friendship of Sharif, Inno, Momo and Sara, and perhaps even love.
The series premieres on 21st April. Here’s the trailer:
Zero: Season 1 is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.
Netflix orders Italian superhero series Zero
10th July 2019
Netflix has announced a new Italian series, Zero.
Based on an idea by rising author Antonio Dikele Distefano, Zero tells the story of a shy guy with African heritage, a second generation Italian with an incredible superpower. Thanks to his power, he will learn how to open up to the world and to love.
Distefano and Menotti (Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot) are writing the series along with Stefano Voltaggio, Massimo Vavassori, Carolina Cavalli e Lisandro Monaco, exploring the Milanese suburbs, a rich and diverse world of under-represented cultures mixed with rap elements.
Distefano says about the project: “The idea of Zero comes from my need to put different stories together in order to tell one. The story of a special boy, of a black guy, who thanks to his super power manages to see the reality behind the appearance of things, people and relationships. Rap will be one of the protagonists of the story because rap is the language of our age, it is capable of describing environments that people do not see, such as the Milan suburbs where the series is set, and it is my language”.
Felipe Tewes, Director, International Originals, Netflix, comments: “Our goal at Netflix is to find new local, unheard voices and give them the opportunity to tell their stories to a global audience. We are really excited to work together with Antonio, Menotti and the Zero pool of writers to bring their unique vision to life in what will be the first superhero show in our offer of Italian Original contents.”
Zero is produced by Fabula Pictures with the participation of Red Joint Film. Production is slated to begin in 2020.