ZeroZeroZero: Everything we know so far about the thrilling TV series from the makers of Gomorrah

From the release date to filming locations, here's what we know so far about the drama about the international cocaine trade. Watch in the UK on Sky Atlantic with NOW TV.

By Sophia Moir Published: 2 March 2020 - 11.08am
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ZeroZeroZero is due to land on NOW TV in 2020

“Look through cocaine and you’ll see the world…”

A brand new high-end drama about the international cocaine trade and its economic and political effects is garnering a lot of buzz following the release of its thrilling trailer.

ZeroZeroZero, from the makers of the TV series Gomorrah, is based on the book of the same name by international bestselling author Roberto Saviano.

From the release date to filming locations, here’s what we know so far about the launch of ZeroZeroZero on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK.

When is ZeroZeroZero on TV?

ZeroZeroZero is coming to Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in 2020. The first series will consist of eight episodes.

Is there a trailer?

Yes - get excited  with the full-length trailer for ZeroZeroZero below:

What's it about?

ZeroZeroZero follows the journey of a cocaine shipment, from the moment a powerful Italian cartel purchases it, to its packaging in Mexico and shipment across the Atlantic Ocean. 

Dane Dehaan ZeroZeroZero © Zero Cubed

We follow its journey until it reaches its final delivery and payment in Europe. An epic power struggle is sparked throughout the chain, and from the local dealers to the most powerful boss in the hierarchy of international organised crime, lives and livelihoods hang in the balance.

Who stars in ZeroZeroZero?

The series stars Andrea Riseborough (Waco, Bloodline), Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Gabriel Byrne (Maniac, The Usual Suspects), Giuseppe De Domencio (Goldfish), Adriano Chiaramida (The Young Montalbano), Harold Torres (Run Coyote Run, El Chapo), Tcheky Karyo (Baptiste, The Missing) and Francesco Colella (Trust).

 

Andrea Riseborough ZeroZeroZero © Zero Cubed

Where was ZeroZeroZero filmed?

According to Cineuropa, a whole year of filming across three continents was required to make the series.

Deadline reports that the first weeks of shooting were in New Orleans, United States, before filming moved on to Mexico, Italy and Africa (Morocco and Senegal).

As a result the series is multi-language, featuring English, Spanish, and Italian in roughly equal proportions.

Is it based on a true story?

It is indeed. The TV series is based on the internationally bestselling book ZeroZeroZero, written by Italian writer and essayist Roberto Saviano, where he explored the inner workings of the world of drugs and dirty money.

From Mexican cartels to Milanese financiers, Guatemalan mercenaries to Ukrainian warlords, Calabrian traffickers to the traders in Wall Street and London who wash the money clean, Saviano’s book went around the globe to show the extent to which the drug trade affects us all.

The Independent called the book a "dense, dazzling, dizzying narrative about the terrifying violence of the cocaine trade, but also the vast, unassailable reach of it".

Saviano is also an executive producer on the TV adaptation.

He previously developed his book Gomorrah,  a gritty Italian crime drama about the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation, the Camorra, for television.

ZeroZeroZero is coming to Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in 2020.