Stefano Sollima, Leonardo Fasoli, and Mauricio Katz developed the Italian crime drama television series ZeroZeroZero for Sky Atlantic, Canal+, and Amazon Prime Video. It is based on Roberto Saviano’s book of the same name, a study of the industry surrounding the narcotic cocaine and details how it travels across continents. The American Lynwood family, who runs a multinational shipping firm that serves as a cocaine broker between Mexican and Italian organized crime, is portrayed in the television series by Andrea Riseborough, Dane DeHaan, and Gabriel Byrne. The purest sort of flour (000), which is “the nickname among narcotraffickers for the purest cocaine on the market,” is where the series gets its name.
The first two episodes of ZeroZeroZero were played outside competition on September 5, 2019, at the 76th Venice International Film Festival, which served as the series’ world premiere. The series’ first episode aired on Sky Atlantic in Italy on February 14, 2020. Reviews of the show were primarily positive.
Zero Zero Zero Premise
The show’s subject is the dramatized transit of a sizable consignment of cocaine from Monterrey, Mexico, to Gioia Tauro, Italy. The buyers are Don Minu La Piana, a boss of the ‘Ndrangheta, whose position is challenged by his ambitious grandson Stefano and the Curtiga family. The sellers are Mexican drug lords Enrique and Jacinto Leyra; they are assisted in their criminal activities by Manuel Quinteros and his band of dishonest soldiers; the brokers in charge of the shipment are the Lynwood. An American family from New Orleans owns prestigious shipping. The cargo is diverted to Morocco due to internal strife in the ‘Ndrangheta, and the delay has grave repercussions for all parties involved.
When is ZeroZeroZero on TV?
The crime drama switches between three main plotlines set in Italy, Mexico, and the US.
Tonight is a gripping new drama that provides an insightful look at how cocaine is trafficked and marketed worldwide premieres on Sky Atlantic.
Based on Roberto Saviano’s book of the same name, ZeroZeroZero chronicles a large shipment of the substance and the people engaged in the supply chain.
Dane DeHaan and Andrea Riseborough lead the English-speaking cast as the Lynwood siblings, extensively entangled in the risky clandestine trade through their family’s shipping business.
DeHaan met with actual Huntington’s disease patients to guarantee accuracy in his portrayal of a man with the degenerative condition, which made playing the part a particularly moving experience for him.
In addition, he told RadioTimes.com that he “didn’t expect” the show’s action sequences to be as real-world as they were, with filming using helicopters, automobiles, a large freight boat, and numerous actual places throughout the globe.
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About Zero Zero Zero cast
Adriano Chiaramida portrays Don Damiano “Minu” La Piana in the Italy plot. His grandson Stefano is opposed to his attempts to get the La Piana family back into the drug trade (played by Giuseppe De Domenico).
We meet the drug dealers and the military personnel attempting to take them out in Monterrey, Mexico, including undercover sergeant Manuel “Vampire” Contreras (Harold Torres).
In New Orleans, the Lynwood family, led by Edward Lynwood (Gabriel Byrne) and daughter Emma, serve as potential buyers and middlemen for the shipment (Andrea Riseborough).
Chris (Dane DeHaan), Edward’s son, has Huntington’s disease and attempts to join the family business but is initially turned down. But his extraordinary lip-reading abilities might come in handy.
What is Zero Zero Zero about?
“Powder. Looking at cocaine, you only see that. But if you look closely, you could see a vast network. Buyers. Sellers. Brokers. Users who are intertwined with our daily existence.
We follow three “entangled” tales that are taking place in three different nations, dramatizing the cocaine supply chain, in the opening lines of ZeroZeroZero, which tells you everything you need to know about this expansive (and occasionally perplexing) drama.
We switch back and forth between timelines as we follow a single shipment of cocaine from New Orleans to its intended destination of Italy because the series isn’t sequential.